You know the song. You probably hear it everywhere, having heard it countless times on tv and in radios, or okay perhaps through your YouTube or Spotify playlists.
Maybe someone comes to mind whenever you hear the song. Especially in the chorus where the lyrics tell of preventing oneself from being in love again if in case that someone isn’t actually meant for you. And that’s where this blog update is going to springboard then dive from.
The lyrics are in the Filipino language which goes: “kung ‘di rin tayo sa huli, aawatin ang sarili na umibig pang muli”. More or less it translates to: “if we’re not going to end up together, I will prevent myself to love again”.
This actually bothers me. Quite more than I intend to give a bother about.
It saddens me to think that people actually go through experiences like that. That after they break up or say goodbye to someone, they will prevent themselves from giving love to another person again. I know, I know. It’s part of the healing process, y’know, taking a step back from relationships and all that. Trust me, I’ve been there. And I want to present a better option than closing oneself from love. I want you to know that you can love Someone else instead and that Someone is Jesus Christ. One of the personhood of the Tri-une Christian God. You can choose to direct your time and energy as well as your efforts to getting to know Him and what He chose to do for you. On the cross.
Wherever you are right now, whether you think you’re broken or not, God chose to redeem you through His son Jesus. This is the gift of eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not. perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)
It’s up to you to decide if you’re going to accept what God is offering you to personally have.
Take heart. There is freedom in Christ.
Only after one knows Jesus will one be able to love anyone else again. I’m writing all these because I want you to hope on a love that is eternal.
So that next time, when you exchange goodbyes, you can wave back and wish the other person well.
The right love is right around the next bend.