We live in a generation where everything is just a push of a button, internet on our fingertips, instant noodles and fast lanes. In this fast paced world, most of us don’t appreciate the idea of waiting; often times we get irritated when we wait in line or in train station. Humanly speaking, who wants to wait if we can get things done in a snap? As I came across this particular Thai movie, named crazy little thing called love it amazes me how it captured the idea of waiting and true love, unlike most movies nowadays where characters become impulsive and rush into love…ending in heartbreak. As I went on to reflect in this movie I can connect it with the love of God for us.
First of all, true love is very powerful, it compels us (2 Corinthians 5:14). This love transforms us into the person God wants us to be, brings out the best in us, moves and inspires us. We witnessed how P’Nam transformed from a ‘bug face’ M.1 student into a beautiful, talented and brave Nam. She became motivated to be better and in the end of the story we saw how little by little she was able to achieve her dreams.
True love is unconditional, we don’t have to do something just for us to be loved by someone especially God. W e love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). Just like P’Chone, he didn’t love Nam just because she became beautiful or popular. He loved her even though she still looks like nerd; he cares for her not because of her abilities but out of his genuine love for her. The kind of love that Jesus demonstrated through the cross(Romans 5:8), we didn’t deserve it but He gave it to us so may live.
P’ Chone showed us the character of someone who exhibits love as described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. True love is patient, this is my favourite part! Though most people would think it is impossible to wait for someone that long I believe it’s possible because if God really made both of you for each other, He will make thing happen. The love story of Nam and P’Chone should inspire us to wait on Lord especially for our God’s best. Simply because God doesn’t want us to settle for less but His best for us, it’s amazing how God allowed Nam and P’Chone to be separated for 9 years. It those years God mold them to be the best for each other where their aspirations and dreams were met. Nam became well-known fashion designer while P’Chone became a football star turned pro-photographer. I admire P’ Chone for his patience, even though it’s really hard for him to keep his feelings for Nam he didn’t force a boy-girl relationship instead he cherished the friendship though he can, since he knew that Nam is going gaga over him. He waited for Nam, since they also have an age gap of about 3 to 4 years.
Love is kind; remember when the basketball players cut the line. P’ Chone went in to give Nam and her friends the pepsi drink though it caused him to a fistfight. Not just that but in many times in the movie he showed kindness towards Nam.
Love doesn’t boast, though P’Chone is considered as a heartthrob in their school he didn’t boast about it. He didn’t play around the hearts of the girls especially with Nam, who is from the start likes him very much.
Love is not self-seeking, P’Chone didn’t just think of himself. He also takes into consideration His best friend P’Top. No matter how hard it is for him to see his friend confess his feelings to the girls he loves he didn’t interfere. Even after Nam, told P’Top to stop seeing her still he didn’t insist on Nam, instead he waited.
Another is his perseverance; just imagine growing a plant for the special girl, and making a special scrapbook with all the pictures. Amazing indeed!
Lastly, Love never fails. No matter how many circumstances it may be, nothing can separate you, If it’s God’s will, it will be. No matter how long or how far it can be. Just like the love of God for us, there nothing that can separate us from Him.(Romans 8:38-39)
I know each of us can relate to this story; there will always be this person who is right there hidden in the bottom of our hearts. Don’t rushJ don’t make things happen. Surrender that person to God. Just like my favourite author, Stormie Omartian said
“Even if the dreams in your heart are from God, you will still have to surrender them. That’s because God wants you to cling on Him not on your dreams. He doesn’t want you to make them happened. He wants you to trust Him and He’ll make them happened”
Amazing indeed, how God will write, my love story and your love story. It’s going to be unique and hilarious; God doesn’t run out of creativity. Now what we have to do is to focus on Him, serve Him with all that we are. Devote ourselves in prayer and brotherly love (Romans 15:7). You’ll never know He or she might just be there praying for you as well. Mangoes anyone with bagoong? 🙂