The Author of Romance
God is the Author of romance. God is love. 1Jo 4:8. Romance and
love go hand in hand. Romance was blended into us at creation.
Throughout the Bible romantic stories are told revealing the
heart of our Father. He didn''t just create man to reproduce, but
He added the spice of romance. Throughout the centuries true
romance has captured the hearts of men and women from every sector
of life. Women are born romantics at heart. Nothing melts the
heart of a woman like flowers and candy or something dear to them
presented by a boy or man.
The Bible is loaded with romantic stories that have
changed history. Most folks who read the Bible know story of
Solomon and his bride found in Song of Solomon. Chapter 7 is
loaded with passionate details, and even making some to blush.
When one of my kids said, “I didn''t know the Bible had anything
like that in it.”
Abraham had a great love affair with Sarah. After the
angelic visitation their love must have been revived for she gave
birth to Issac at the age of 90, and Abraham was 100. Ge 17:17.
She laughed about the prophetic word before she had conceived, but
holding her baby at 90 was the time to laugh for joy, rejoicing in
the goodness and faithfulness of God. Abraham preferred Sarah
until she died.
After Issac grew up, and his mother died, Abraham sent his
servant to find him a wife among distant relatives. Miraculously,
he is led to Rebekah, a distant relative watering her sheep. She
is dazzled with the romance of a wealthy groom waiting for her.
She leaves a short time later with Abraham''s servant to join
Issac. He is smitten as he sees the caravan arriving with his
bride. He loves her and cherishes her as his wife. Ge 24:64-67.
What a wonderful love story!
In Genesis 29 Jacob, Issac & Rebekah''s son, meets Rachel
at the well. He is so overcome with love he kissed her. Jacob
consents to work 7 years for her father in order to marry her. Her
father then tricks Jacob and gives his daughter Leah instead, but
that did not stop Jacob, for he worked another 7 years to have
Rachel for his wife. Ge 29. That is true romance – one that
In the book of Ruth Boaz wins the Ruth, Moabite widow for
his wife. Ruth following the instructions of her mother in law
Naomi lays at the feet of Boaz and he responds with pursuit. Their
marriage resulted with inclusion in the lineage of King David and
The prophet Hosea had a wayward wife that represented
Israel at that time and their relationship to God. Hosea pursued
his wife through all her adulterous relationships, showing her
The term romance is used to describe many things, such as
literature, cultures (French), languages, decorations, galas,
plays, books, and even a special day; Saint Valentine''s Day. It is
the busiest day of the year for florists. I used to own floral
shops and I grew to love this holiday more than any other. It was
so much fun seeing men of all ages come in and pick out flowers
for their special girl or wife. My husband was the best though; he
has always given me red roses.In modern times people still express
their love for that special person. Children in schools make
Valentine''s cards and exchange them, along with heart candies,
especially with girls they have a crush on.
Derek & Lydia Prince had one of the most unusual romances
that I have ever witnessed. Lydia was dramatically saved and
called to be a missionary in Jerusalem when she was 38 years old.
She was a single, Danish school teacher born into an affluent
family, but she walked away from her inheritance to walk in faith.
In 1928 she left for Jerusalem with just $200, and no support..
She learned Arabic and founded a children''s home. She
became mother to dozens of Jewish and Arabic children. Lydia
shared her faith with Arabic women and British soldiers that were
stationed there during World War II.
In the mid 1940''s she met and married Derek Prince. He was
30 years her junior, a British scholar, and a Christian soldier.
God led him to Lydia and he fell in love with her. Lydia didn''t
want to have a relationship other than friendship, but he pursued
,and they married. They had her 8 girls, and later adopted another
child together. Derek used to say that Lydia was his seminary. He
became a well-known international teacher. He loved Lydia. After
her stroke at 83 he cared for her until her death at 85.
God uniquely puts people together that have hearts to
serve Him. Rachel Titus was a vibrant preacher during the
Charismatic Movement. She was my friend and mentor for over 25
years. Rachel met her husband as a young woman of 18. He was an
elder in the church and a widower with 3 children. They shared a
deep love. Rachel had no incline to preach as she was quite shy,
but she loved her husband and those 3 children. She loved working
beside her husband in the church.
All was well, until a well-known prophet of that day came
to their church. He was giving prophetic words and Rachel was
hiding. He called her out and spoke words that were anointed and
directive. Rachel didn''t want to accept a call to preach, but her
husband was thrilled. He had always wanted to preach, but did not
possess the gift. As Rachel stepped out with her husband leading
the way she became one of the most anointed woman preachers that
was raised up for that hour. Her husband became known throughout
the land as Mr. Soul Winner USA. He would stand outside the
meetings and greet those entering. He talked to them about their
faith and led many to Christ. Rachel gave sound teaching, and
truly was a Titus woman. I have always been thankful for her input
into my life.
Rachel grew in anointing as Jesus became her “Wealthy
Jewish Husband ” after her dear husband went to Heaven. He took
care of her in every way, providing for her needs, and some wants.
At one pastor''s conference, before the meeting, I overheard some
of the young pastors commenting about Rachel. One said, “What can
this old lady teach me.” I chuckled for I knew that the Lord would
vindicate her. The Holy Spirit moved through her in a mighty way
during that meeting. It was an awesome sight to see over 300
pastors on their faces weeping before the Lord in repentance.
Usually there is romance involved in a couple marrying.
Romance is the icing on the covenant cake in a marriage. Romance
keeps the marriage sweet to the end. Truly God put romance in the
hearts and minds of His children for He wants the best for us.