Thursday, April 29, 2010

Soul Mates

Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife.”
Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.”
- An Excerpt from Luke 20: 27-40

Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 6-7; Luke 20: 27-47

Anyone who knows me even moderately well knows that love romance movies. I love romantic comedies, romantic dramas, good ones, bad ones… it doesn’t really matter. I love the magic of guy meets girl, guy gets girl, guy loses girl, guy gets girl again. I root for the troubled lovers and feel vindicated when they have realized what we all knew in the first five minutes; that they belong together.

I’m a romantic.

This stilly state of mind has always led me to the question of soul mates. Do we have a soul mate? Do we have several soul mates? Can they be platonic friendships; spiritual comrades assigned by divine order to march side by side into the battle for good? Or are they always romantic in nature; a finding of ones other half if you will?

Or is there really no such thing as a soul mate. Perhaps what we refer to as soul mates are a series of conscious decisions made by two individuals to share their lives and purposes with one another.

I have no idea.

I was talking to a good friend of mine about soul mates yesterday and I remembered this scripture above where the Sadducees try to catch Jesus in a clever riddle… and as these things typically go, it comes up in my reading the next day.

There are no accidents.

The way Jesus answers the question posed by the Sadducees puts the soul mate question in a certain perspective.

I kinda feel clowned.

It’s almost as if the notion of love and commitment are nothing more than trivial utterances compared to the soliloquy of the spiritual bliss to come in the next age.

I do still find myself wondering about soul mates. Do I have one? If so, have I already met her…?

But perhaps all of this time and energy spent thinking about this topic is all for naught. In the end it won’t really matter anyway right?

But, then again, the same could be said for a great meal, the perfect piece of fruit, or an amazing glass of wine.

Hey, even Jesus understood the importance of that good wine…


  1. Hey Clarence, this is one of those subjects where my first words are ewww weee...

    I'm not sure if I believe in the term soul mate so much. Although I do believe God is the first and the last and knows the end from the beginning. I know God has my best interest at heart and knows in my future which man will fit best for all I’ve been called to accomplish.

    I believe true love covenant relationships are not so much about where you are right now, but also, where you're going. For instance, every powerful couple you have read about in the bible were always connected to God's plan of purpose. Ruth/Boaz, Adam/Eve, David/Bathsheba, and lets not forget Hosea and his wife Tamar the harlot. Uh yeah... that's right... the blood line Jesus came through.

    Honestly, people know what they want and even better, they know which relationships are right for them in their hearts. It doesn’t take long to figure out.

    According to your faith be it unto you...

    In God's timing all things fit (the fullness of time). May you "see" and “receive” without fear or apprehension.

    The rest is history...


  2. I love this post! Also being a romantic, this question of a "soul mate" has always been the question I would go back and forth with... ultimtely, I do believe we have a soul mate, but its not up to us to go seek it, but rather be patient and trust who God leads us too... when he/she arrives, we will know (thats what I believe)... I found this quote a while back and thought I'd share...

    "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so out of control that you have to transform your life..."


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