This devotion is one I wrote as a guest blog for a dear friend of mine, Jamie Britt. I'd love to invite you to visit her blog, Encouraging Women. This is an unusual post for me because it's written directly to women, although still applicable to men.
A Modern Day Fairy Tale
by Edie Melson
There once was a poor girl who wanted to be loved. But she was a slave, completely under another’s domination. One day a young man appeared on a white horse, he was a prince and she hid in shame of who she was, dirty and unimportant. But she was the one he sought.
He came to her, like she was someone important, someone worthy to be loved. And he pledged that love to her, forever. Then, before he could take her away, her master pulled her back, refusing to let her leave. Her prince didn’t give up easily. He fought for her and won her and carried her off to reign with him and live happily ever after.
Sounds like many fairy tales we grew up with, doesn’t it? But guess what, this is my story and it’s all true.
I once was that slave, and sin was my master. My prince came for me, with love and hope and a promise. He fought for me and paid a terrible price to win my freedom. He comes after all of us, no matter where we are, pursuing us with a love do deep he paid with his life.
All he asks is that we accept his love, his sacrifice on our behalf.
Ladies, your prince is calling you.
Maybe you have strayed, he’s still pursuing you, come back to him.
Maybe you have never answered his call, you’re still hiding, unworthy and unloved, believing a lie. Now is the time, run into his arms, experience the joy of happily ever after.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believed in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.