Lately, I have been thinking about intimacy. I can’t say whether or not everyone longs for it, but I believe at least most people do.
When we hear of intimacy we often think of sex. That can be a part of it, but it is not its essence. Real intimacy is that private bond two share when nobody else is around. Nobody else is involved. Just me and one other. The closeness of which nobody else can be a part. One is alone, three’s a crowd, but two can be intimate.
Sometimes I long for intimacy. I want intimacy from true love. Love can provide intimacy to another because it loves. And love can provide intimacy to another because it wants to be loved. The best intimacy is both. I don’t think true intimacy can exist long without both parties providing both.
I don’t want my wife just to give intimacy to me because she loves me. I want her to desire intimacy from me because she loves me.
God does both. Imagine that.