I am that little girl... The one that stood beside the fountain waiting for her Prince Charming. I am that little girl... Who longed to be loved even though she was not the prettiest, smartest, or the most fun to be around.
The little girl... She wanted love, so she went to look for it. She found nothing, but empty promises. Still, she didn't give up, and kept searching. But while she was searching for love, her heart grew colder and colder, to the point it became dull.
Then she gave up.
She hid, she ran. "Nobody can't love me" she said to herself.
She gave up on love.
The little girl... Waiting beside the fountain... She wanted love, but she could not find it. Her little broken heart wanted the embrace of a Prince...Any prince... It did not matter the cost... All she wanted was love. True love.
With no hope left in her heart, she stood beside the fountain again. This time there was an old man there, sitting under a Victorian lamppost, reading a book. When he saw the little girl staring at the sky, he approached her and asked: "Little one, do you know the Prince?". She wondered, and answered: "... What Prince?." "The Prince that writes Love letters to you" he said. "Sir, I am sorry, but I do not understand what you are talking about" the little girl replied. "Little one, there is a Prince, a true Prince, that loves you, and writes letters to His favorite one... And that is you" the old man said. The girl looked at him with unbelief. He open the book he was reading before and read aloud:
O My beloved, abide under the shelter of the lattice for I have betrothed you to Myself, and though you are sometimes indifferent toward Me, My love for you is at all times as a flame of fire. My ardor never cools. My longing for your love and affection is deep and constant.
The little girl did not know what to say after hearing these words... All she knew was that she felt alive again... These words gave her hope... "So there is a Prince!" she thought to herself. As if he knew what the little girl was thinking, the old man said: "Little girl, this is for you. If you search for the Prince, you will find Him, but only, and only when, you search Him with all of your heart." So he handed her his book.
After this meaningful conversation with the old man, she purposed in her heart to search for this Prince... The Prince that loved her, and wanted her as much as she wanted Him. Every night she read the book, her dull cold heart began to change. The little girl believed in love again. Every tear she shed because she couldn't find love, turned into tears of joy because she finally found love. Her true Prince loved her, and she didn't have to earn His love... it already belonged to her.
Now that little girl knows this:
You can love me more in a moment, than other lovers could in a lifetime.
I am that little girl.
"How great Your love is for me."
Credits: Photo 1 "Fountain Splashes" & Photo 2 "To trust in miracles" by mechtaniya (www.deviantart.com). Quote 1 taken from "Come Away My Beloved", chapter: "The Call of Love" by Frances J. Roberts (www.barbourbooks.com). Quote 2 by Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger. Verse "How great Your love is for me" taken from video "Closer" by Bethel Live ft. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger (www.YouTube.com/ibethelmusic)