One thing that many of you may not know about me is that I am somewhat of a hopeless romantic. I get lost in songs and movies, immersing my mind in the concept that makes that song or movie so great. Of course, in most cases what makes these things remarkable is being built on a concept that is just out of reach. Rarely does the plot of a movie or the exaggerated love story of a song actually play out in reality.
Speaking of love stories, the better half of my own personal love story and I were catching up on the NBC hit show, This Is Us, over the weekend. This show is different than most in that it portrays life much more realistically than others. There was an song in the most pivotal episode of the season that has stuck with me since I first heard it. I have been lost in the melody, listening to it repeatedly over the past several days. One of the most beautiful lines in the song, both musically and lyrically, says this, “If I’m gonna be alone, let it be with you.”
I have pondered this line over and over as it, of course, was referencing loved ones and made me daydream fondly of my upcoming wedding. However, the more I considered the concept, the more the reality of these lyrics began to penetrate my mind. If I was going to be alone forever and could choose only one companion to fill all of my needs, who would I choose? The obvious initial answer was Morgan. Although, she makes the perfect human companion for me, I could not ignore glowing neon sign in my head that spelled out in giant letters, “JESUS.”
For the Christian, this lyric takes on a new meaning. We are alone at times. We will face struggles, hardships, and confusion. The truth rang so clearly in my mind and provided me with great clarity and encouragement because I knew that I would rather have no one else. If I’m gonna be alone, let it be with Jesus.
I encourage you to ask yourself this same question and truly answer it. Who would you choose?
I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2