Saturday, February 25, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I have to admit, when I heard that Desire was one of our themes my first thought was the U2 song.  My next was a book by John Eldredge that, sadly, I started but have not finished.  Then my brain sort of stopped, so I opened the dictionary.

Desire:  A noun meaning longing, craving; a verb meaning to long or hope for.

For me there is a connotation of depth, of desire originating in the primal fabric our hearts.  Our wants are surface things, our needs deeper, and desires deepest of all.   We can consciously rationalize and even explain our wants and needs, but our desires can defy reason, logic, and explanation. 

Where does desire come from?  What are we supposed to do with it?  Embrace it?  Ignore it?  I think we will find our answers if we look not in songs, books or dictionaries, but in the Bible.  My prayer is that by the end of the week we will come into a greater understanding of the mystery and power of Desire. 

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