Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Love is patient....


Love is patient,...


love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13: 4- 8

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Strike and I searched high and low for this ring. Somehow she just knew what she was looking for even tho' she'd never seen it. Eventually, she thought she may have found it - tho' she wasn't certain - so ... we waited. It was hard to walk away from that one but it wasn't long before we happened upon this one and she just knew without a doubt(!) that this was it - this was the one ... the ring she knew she wanted to wear day in and day out to serve as a symbol of her commitment to keep herself pure for her future husband. We purchased it on the spot - even knowing full well that she'd still have to wait (a month or more!) to wear it because it had to be sized. Ironically, after waiting all that time, this ring she chose from all that she had considered somehow seemed even more beautiful than she remembered it.

While considering "all of this", it occurred to me that in many ways, the search for this ring is likely to parallel the search for the one whom it symbolizes Strike's commitment to wait for. In one sense she knows who she's looking for. Surely, among other things, he will be kind, humble, generous, forgiving and faithful. Most likely she hasn't met him yet, tho' I suppose it is possible that she has. All I know is that I can't help but wonder, who IS this guy? Where does he live? What does he look like? And how will Strike know for sure that he is "the one"? I pray that he will be patient too - and worthy of what she is saving for him - because in much the same way this jewel beautifully reflects the light, Strike's commitment to remain pure for her future husband clearly reflects the desires of her heart.


4 Delight yourself in the LORD and He
will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37: 4




1 comment:

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

How amazing! How romantic! I want to do the same if I ever raise girls. Tell her KUDOS. She will be so thankful she waited...

:)