I heard recently of a man who proposed everyday for a year to his girlfriend without her knowing. This man from the United States made a video for his girlfriend that showed each of the 365 days he asked for her hand in marriage. On her birthday a year prior he realised how much he loved her and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. But he wanted to propose to his girlfriend in a way that would show her how much he loved her and demonstrate that he thought about her every day.
So every day for a year he recorded himself holding a whiteboard with a marriage proposal written on it. Each day the proposal was recorded with the guy in various settings – at work, doing his teeth, walking on the beach, doing laundry, standing with random animals. Always though, the message was the same – “I love you, will you marry me?” . On his girlfriend’s birthday a year later, he gave her the video. And sitting by herself she got to watch a marriage proposal that spanned a year – every single day of the year a proposal was recorded. When she had finished watching the video she turned around and there he was with the same whiteboard on his knee asking her to marry him.
Rather romantic proposal I’d say!
It reminded me of God. God is always thinking of us, always wanting to demonstrate his love for us. Sometimes our circumstances and situations may lead us to believe that God is absent and our prayers aren’t being answered, but rest assured God is ALWAYS thinking of us! His thoughts towards us are always good and kind! Just like the romantic guy, God is working behind the scenes in our lives for our good and for our blessing. Every day He is demonstrating His love for us.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)