Sunday, February 6, 2011

Transforming Love

Sometimes, my mind wanders back to my days as a new bride - times when disagreements between my husband and me shattered my sense of security like waves crashing against sand castles.  Will we make it? Will he still love me? 

My fear-filled orientation to life stunted liberty in relationships, even this new marriage. 
Over time, I grew to truly understand and receive the love and grace of God and my heart grew to trust the love of my husband. 

Thirty-one years later, the strength of our commitment to love one another in word and action; with forgiveness and grace, encouragement and transparency continues to grow.

I am grateful for a lifetime of sharing, caring, and daring to be transformed by love - the love of my God and the love of my husband. 

Those crashing waves did not drown our love - in fact, by grace, we learned to allow love to transform us individually and as a couple.
...Hang my locket around your neck, wear my ring on your finger. Love is invincible facing danger and death. Passion laughs at the terrors of hell. The fire of love stops at nothing—it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters can't drown love, torrents of rain can't put it out. Love can't be bought, love can't be sold—it's not to be found in the marketplace. Song of Solomon 8: 6-7

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