Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Today is our wedding anniversary and I can't help but think of God's grace. I'm so very thankful for the family we've created with this marriage; for the best friend I have by my side. It hasn't always been this way...for many years our marriage was hanging by a very worn thread which had nearly broken. But after several years of pain and failure we invited God in, and as He healed our hearts His grace securely wrapped around that very worn marriage-thread and He created a life-line, not easily broken. Committed to each other and this family, we have held on in faith to the life-line, to God, and have found a deep satisfaction and excitement in creating this life and family together...found a deep love for each other. Things are not perfect; they aren't promised to be, but what is promised, is the peace that comes in following the Lord. And as we continue to look to Him in our lives and our marriage, we are learning how to see each other through His eyes. Eyes of love and understanding. Eyes of peace and grace. Eyes of promise and purpose. Eyes of faith and forgiveness. We know that it had to have taken a miracle, His provision, to get us from where we were to where we are now. So today I celebrate the goodness that this wedding anniversary represents and the love that has been cultivated and cherished, the family that has been created and nurtured. But most of all I celebrate the goodness of the Lord and all that He's done in our lives, the healing that He's brought to this union.
A scripture, found in Luke's gospel, comes to mind and I echo it wholeheartedly....nothing is impossible with God!