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Forty Three Years Ago

JusJoJan 6 January 2022

Today is our anniversary. Forty three years ago I was younger, slimmer and fairly new at being a Christian. I was filled with anticipation but also with nervousness. What would the future hold? I was about to make promises without knowing how our lives would turn out. I loved my fiancé and trusted in his character and his word but, we all know about the divorce rate – and it wasn’t much different then. All those people had also at one stage loved their partners and wanted to make a commitment for life.

In a way, becoming a Christian is something like getting married. We commit ourselves to Someone without knowing the future or how our commitment will be tested. All we know is we love Him, He loves us, and we trust Him with our lives. Quite a daunting prospect! We look forward with anticipation and a certain amount of nervousness.

I think anticipation is a more active version of hope. We have excitement, butterflies in our stomach and a glow of happiness. Hope is a more steady, stable joy that is lasting.

And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:5 New American Standard Bible.)

So here I stand, forty three years later looking back on a happy marriage. To be sure it wasn’t always downhill and there were rough patches, set backs and sorrows. But we faced them together and made happy memories.

And I have been journeying with Christ for about forty four years and there have been rough patches and heartaches and the nitty gritty of life, but I’ve never regretted saying yes to Him.

My Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for the wonderful husband You have given me and for the forty three years You’ve walked alongside us in our marriage. May we never loose the anticipation of the future with each other and with You.

One Liner Wednesday

Nobody’s perfect. A marriage is just a union of two imperfect people trying to help and support each other as they pick their way through a hostile world in an attempt to make some kind of worthwhile life.

This is part of One-Liner Wednesday by Linda G Hill.couple-260899_640

The Clock

I am a little late this week but this is part of  Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields . She also took the photo for this week’s prompt. Thanks Rochelle.

“The clock is the only thing I grabbed before we fled. My father gave it to me for my 21st birthday.” Margaret wiped away a tear “I had to sell it when we came to this country so I could buy food for myself and my sister.”

“I know,” Bryce said. He took out a handkerchief and dried her eyes gently. “Remember, I first met you going into the Pawn shop. That’s when I fell in love with you.” He reached into his briefcase and took out the clock. “Regard it as an engagement present. Please will you marry me?”

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