Monday, August 29, 2011

The Twilight obsession: A deeper look at the heart of women

So I was reading Breaking Dawn the other day, and I started thinking: What about Twilight, about Edward Cullen, makes teenage girls and young women so in LOVE with this teen vampire? And before you Twilight haters close this window because you don't want to read it, just hear me out. All the critics will tell you that it is because Edward is a gentleman and that he respects Bella and truly loves her. But I think it is more than that. It reflects the deepest desire of every woman's heart: to be loved and cherished FOR ETERNITY. Edward is immortal, which means he will love Bella forever. There is no parting at death. There is no breaking up, changing his mind, he is marrying her and once she is no longer mortal, they will be together forever. And every girl wants to be loved for eternity, with a selfless, undying, never ending love. Teenage girls are drawn to this. They invest so much of their emotion into this fantasy. Why? Because it reflects their deepest desire for Jesus Christ. Ladies, this doesn't have to be a fantasy. It does exist. Your God was mutilated, humiliated, in SO much pain dying for you on the cross so that you could be with Him forever. He will never leave you, not even at death will you part. And the best part is, you don't have to change who you are to be with Him forever. You don't have to "give up your soul and become a vampire". You don't have to feel like you're not good enough, not fast enough, not pretty enough, too clumsy, whatever it is. Come to Him as you are. Thats is the way he loves you the most. Your soul will not be destroyed by being with Him for eternity, rather your soul will flourish and become beautiful because of His undying, never ending LOVE. Invest your heart into this reality, not into the fantasy that is Edward Cullen. I'm not saying you can't love the Twilight Series, because I am a HUGE fan. But just remember this. Don't get so lost in these books that you forget who YOUR beloved is. Pursue Him, and everything else will fall into place. And I need to hear this as much as the next person. I get lost in this world too. Just tell yourself this: "I am my Beloved's, and His desire is for ME" Song of Solomon 7:10. Jesus is your Beloved. Before you sit down to read a Twilight book, or watch one of the movies, or go to the midnight premier of Breaking Dawn [Nov 18, see you there!! ;)] just remember that the love Jesus has for you is infinitely greater than the love between Edward and Bella, or any other glamorized fantasy couple for that matter. And men, don't think that you are exempt from this love, because He loves you just as much too.

Jesus is your Beloved, and His desire is for you. Take His hand, and live in that truth!