Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Love Story


Boy meets girl. Boy disgusts girl sometimes. Girl annoys boy often. Then something changes. A brokenness settles in. Surrender and vulnerability. Regardless of the subplots and driving situations, this is often the gist of romance.

Knight and MaidenThe initial connections can be like the premise above, or vary greatly:

  • Love at first sight.
  • Childhood friends.
  • Companionable co-workers.
  • High School Sweethearts.

The follow through is often the same. There must be a moment of brokenness, of surrender.

It’s within that vulnerability that love can take place. After the initial oogley-googlies go away, a person realizes that they care enough to get hurt. At that moment, they can step back and rebuild walls, or embrace their passion and accept their fate at the hands of their person of interest.

And isn’t that where we are supposed to be with our true Hero. Our Redeemer Who put Himself in harms way so that He could enjoy our company eternally. And when we realize that, when we really drink that whole concept in, we are willing to be broken and vulnerable before Him, knowing that we can neither earn His love or His forgiveness.

Our surrender to Him isn’t a once for all time thing – I’m not talking salvation, I’m speaking of our reaction to our Lord. We should be in a position to daily rekindle our submission to Him. And through that submission, our deep adoration.

May your love be rekindled to a glowing flame this weekend!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Love Story

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  2. Thank you, Marji. I liked the write-up and especially the analogy. A wonderful reminder.