“Oh Rhett, if you leave where shall I go, what shall I do?”
“Frankly my dear I don't give a damn."
Jeremiah 31:36 (NLT)“I am as likely to reject my people Israel as I am to abolish the laws of nature!”
In the final scene of the movie Gone With the Wind, Scarlet O’Hara realizes she loves Rhett Butler. But it’s too late. He has waited for her to come to her senses for a long time and now instead of accepting her love, he rejects and abandons her; not really the “happy ending” you would expect.
Can you imagine the sadness Scarlet felt, professing her love, only to be rejected? Unfortunately, in this world there are no guarantees. We may love, but there is always a chance our Rhett Butler will not love us in return.
Thankfully, God is not Rhett Butler.
In fact he is just the opposite. God will never tire of waiting for us to turn to him. We may drag our feet, or reason that we don’t need Him. We may even take the attitude of “someday I’ll get around to God.” None of that matters. His love for us is capable of withstanding our indecision, reasoning, and procrastination. He will never reject us.
The day we finally realize that He is all we need, will be one of rejoicing, not sadness. When we profess our love for Him, He will welcome us into His loving embrace with open arms.
Unlike what happened to Scarlet, our story will have a happy ending.