Our list of should nots (in which he lies)
There are a million more
Before you read this one, read the three above for the whole story.
It is Valentines Day and there are no more lists of should or should nots. They don't matter anyway. What matters is that before he or I were knitted together in the womb we each had a purpose planned by our Creator, and that purpose included one another.
Something has held us together all these years. It has not been our own strength, for it was not strong enough to prevent the months apart due to an angry heart who gave up and moved out, twice.
It has not been our own wisdom, for we were not wise enough to know the answers to the questions that tore us apart and left us defeated, lonely, and apart.
It was love. But not just ours alone. It included and was led by a greater love that stretched out over us, covered us, and commanded of us that we keep putting one foot in front of the other till we got to the other side of the pain.
God's love. His love can rescue and restore, soothe and heal, and rise above all sin and ignorance. It can give us the power to forgive.
Each of us was created by God with a supreme purpose for our lives. That purpose includes those we love, especially the one that was created to be our love.
On Valentine's Day I hope you marvel in the beauty of your mate. If you are single or alone, I hope you marvel in the beauty of God's perfect plan for your life and the people He has placed in it that love you. Either way, may you rest in the knowledge that His love surpasses all others - and births all others.
To Gregg, the love of my life, thank you. This relationship we have is an earthly example of the love relationship God wants with each of us. The friendship and companionship, the romance and love.
He knew it would be you.
Psalm 23, The greatest love story of all.
"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD