The Idea That I Can Have a Willing Savior Is Astounding
The next time Bella sees Edward, she’s irresistibly drawn to his gaze. “I don’t think he likes me,” she tells her friend Jessica. “The Cullens don’t like anybody… But he’s still staring at you.” Score one for the girl with absolutely nothing to offer.
Sure Edward is bizarre, maddening, prettier than Bella, and tenses whenever she gets too close, but she can’t help herself. Literally. She can’t help herself! Bella is a veritable trouble magnet, and later we see she needs Edward to save her from one terrible fate after another.
Questions haunt her. Who is Edward? What
is he? She burns to know the mystery of why he chose to help her
. I ask these same questions about the peculiar Man I’m drawn to, the Jewish carpenter slash God’s Son. But I’ve learned to trust Him. Maybe because He paid a high price to save me from my own terrible fate. John 15:13 tells us, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” The
gently nudges me explore the wonder of my Savior, although His unmerited love still baffles me.
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