Thursday, May 19, 2011

My New Girlfriend

I recently started seeing someone, and I'm very excited. She's also very happy about the relationship, and so we decided to make it Facebook official. Like any good news, I can’t help but tell people about her wherever I go. Since I am a Blogger, I’m going to tell the world about how great she is!

The first thing I have to say about her is that she is beautiful. It's hard to make objective analyses when you're in love, but how I see it, she is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. I know that a spiritual person would list all the spiritual things first and then only at the end, if pressed, confess to beauty. But I can't, because she's that beautiful. Instead of just listing her colors which anyone can do, I'm going to try to give an analogy. I see in her face a light like a diamond. Like a diamond, her face glitters in the sunlight; every angle and every moment shows some new beauty I had missed before.

And another thing that shouldn't matter (but it does): she's rich. But not Old-Money-rich. By her brilliance and her shrewdness, she has become rich. And you all know how much I love an entrepreneur. Though it's just a perk, I've been living like a rich man since I've been seeing her. She has a good perspective on money, too: it is fuel for Kingdom work. The impact that she and I can have will be extended because of her wealth.

But the greatest thing about her is her mind. Wow! What she talks about just constantly blows me away! Before her, I thought I was smart. Natural science, philosophy, theology, anything! She knows about everything! And she doesn't just know about it, she understands it deeply, weaving all subjects together into a beautiful tapestry! She has incredible insight into how every science and realm of knowledge fits together in God's plan. I hope you can forgive my nerdiness, but I can't help it: she is doing with everything what Maxwell did with Electromagnetism.

I could listen to her words forever. Her voice is like a song, the song of a Seraph, and draws me ever into new truth. Every day I am with her, I see God afresh. As I spend time with her, I see more clearly my faults and where I disappoint God. And with her, I have been inspired as never before to bring my life completely into line with God’s Law. But she doesn’t drain my spirit by nagging; she does just the opposite. Hearing her voice gives me vibrancy; I live with more boldness and richness knowing she is mine. When I have a rough day, or when something bad happens, it doesn’t matter as much because whatever it is won’t stop me from looking on her beautiful eyes again; trouble seems to be less troublesome because I have her.

She is a very strong woman. Previously I didn't know if I wanted to be with someone so strong. But I have realized that her strength is not one of domination; it is a strength that gives me strength. I am not dominated by her, but empowered. It is like the strength of an ally, not a commander. Despite her high intelligence, she has a sincere heart for those who aren't as smart. She's constantly teaching and giving people the level of truth they can accept. But woe unto you if you mock her! Someone tried to attack one of her ideas by a stupid joke; I was immediately filled with anger that someone would attack my girl, but before I could say a word, she was already tearing him to shreds with such viciousness that he won't soon forget it. And I saw the look in her eye when she did it: she enjoyed it. And it made me think, with all my ideas of manliness and protecting women: who is protecting whom?

It has not been very long, but I feel close to God when I am close to her. It's a wonderful feeling, one I've never had before. It is the assurance that I am with the right person. When we embrace, I am in the presence of God; when we kiss, I am drawn up to Heaven's throne room. Intimacy with her is a holy thing, set apart from normal experience. Nothing I could ever have wanted compares to her. Some might say that it's premature to say this, but I intend to make her the principal thing in my life. I love her. My heart is clear. I love her. And I hope that we will be together forever.

The hardest thing for me to overcome in this relationship is her age. She’s quite a bit older than me. I just turned 26, and she has been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth. But as it has been said (and I believe): love knows no boundaries. A 14-billion-year age difference shouldn't matter when two people really love each other.
Oh yes. And I forgot to tell you her name. Her name is Wisdom, and I hope that she will be mine forever!


I hope that you can forgive me this little deception (not a lie, because it’s mostly true :); read it again and see!). I was reading Proverbs comparing wisdom to a woman and a relationship. I read the book as if it was for the first time; a truly fresh perspective. Then I thought that I’d be able to get other people to see it the same way if I played a trick on them on Facebook. By this trick, I could give my friends and family the gift of a fresh perspective on Proverbs and on Wisdom.

So now you’re in on the secret! If you’d like to play along, please post “I’m so happy for you!”s on Facebook. Otherwise, if you want to be a humbug about it, please feel free to post all humbug comments right here on Arena-Man (or email me).

Proverbs references that inspired this:

4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
3:15 She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
4:7 Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding…
3:13 Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding.
8:18 Riches and honour [are] with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness
 8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
8:30 Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him;


  1. I hope you keep your Wisdom, because you lost your marbles..!

  2. Haha, you had me going there! Oh well, Wisdom would be quite a beautiful girlfriend indeed! Do introduce her to as many people as you can.

    By the way, speaking of wisdom literature in the Bible, have you ever read through the Book of Wisdom? There's an awesome prophecy of Christ and his crucifixion in Chapter 2, it's pretty cool. Sirach also has some beautiful passages relating to Wisdom, the first chapter almost reads like a love song to Wisdom much like the Proverbs passages you quoted above.

  3. Anonymous I
    I'm glad you enjoyed it :P

    Anonymous II
    I'll do my best to introduce her! No, I've never read the Book of Wisdom. But I'll have to look into it.

  4. lol, hey David - this is Adriana. I remember posting on your FB congrats for your new girlfriend and did not get the joy of reading this post until now. Still very happy for you ;) She is quite a precious find. God bless you my friend.

  5. Hey Adriana! I'm glad you liked it. She was a really special girl. Maybe we'll get back together some time.

    God bless you as well!