Ever really crave something, like really crave it? Nothing is satisfied until you satisfy the craving within. Right? To really crave something means to have an intense desire for it. Or even more… to need urgently.
Don’t we all crave love? We all desire it. We all want it. We ache for it when we don’t have it. We wonder how it is possible that love could even be in our lives. Just as we crave the love of a significant other- someone we can share life with- so God craves for us. It goes beyond such a simple love. It is more than craving ice cream at midnight. It is more than craving protein after working out. It is more than craving for attention of another.
In the same way its so similar. This is a love many of us have never truly experienced. God craves our love. Why? We are imperfect, unworthy, undeserving, heartbreakers…yet he craves our love. He craves our attention. He craves our time. What a beautiful love story. Just as he craves us, so we should crave him. He is the one love that will never leave. He is the one love that will never abandon. He is the one love that fills the void deep within that you know is there. He will love you for you. No heartbreak. No neglect. Just love.
O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Say to my soul, “Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.” [Tozer]
He craves our love just as we crave any other relationship.