Sunday, July 28, 2013

Words for 12 years

I know there was a day when twelve years seemed a lifetime away.  Today it just seems normal.  I barely remember a time when it was just me.  It's comfortable and fulfilling.  Twelve years ago I married a most amazing man following a series of miraculous events.  (One day I should share our story.)  I've never looked back.   It's not perfect because we're not, but I have been blessed beyond measure to be a part of his life and his ministry.  I am so very thankful to the one who orders these steps!

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I am not a poetic person, so I have to borrow words from those who are.  These words from Dancing in the Minefields by Andrew Peterson sum it all up well.

"I do" are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I've heard
Is a good place to begin

'Cause the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it's an easy price
For the life that we have found

And we're dancing in the minefields
We're sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I loose love's chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith, till the end of all my days
When I forget my name, remind me

'Cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
So there's nothing left to fear
So I'll walk with you in the shadowlands
Till the shadows disappear

'Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos, baby, 
I can dance with you

I DO NOT do a great job of laying my own life down on a daily basis.  Through, grace I think I have grown in this area throughout the past twelve years, but it's still a struggle against my sinful, selfish flesh.  Marriage is a daily battle against what our hearts and the world are telling us, but a Christ-centered marriage can be more fulfilling than anything the world has to offer. Love is a daily commitment.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary! I love that song too! We too have danced through our own minefields :)


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