She was a beauty that was in need of rescuing; only she did not see it. In the name of love she had been hurt far too many times. She no longer held out any hope that she would be rescued. She learned to live behind the high castle walls for protection. So when her prince came she did not see him, she did not know that her God had sent the one who would be willing to fight through all the obstacles until he had won her heart.
In the beginning the young man believed it would be easy, after all God had promised that she was the one. The young beauty had become too skilled at hiding and protecting, but the young man would not give up, he did not grow discouraged. God had told him that she was his and he trusted that.
The young man would have many times of going before his Father in heaven praying for the one promised. He realized that the journey to win her heart would be long and hard, he would not be able to do it alone. After many battles, after many walls had come tumbling down he was finally able to look in the eyes of the young woman and see a beauty far greater than he imagined. For in the deep pool of those blue eyes he saw a deep pain of the past, he saw the lost, broken young woman today, then God let him see the great beauty she would become.
As he finally stood before her, she somewhat unwillingly reached out her hand to him. She had gone through so much; she had cost him so much that wondered if he could even possibly still love her. He reached out to take her hand, looked into her eyes to the very heart of her and loved her.
While writing this it became increasingly evident to me how this also describes Christ's pursuit of me.
Happy Anniversary my precious friend Sharon...What an awesome & beautiful love story...or better the way your words bring love to your story! I have not ever read such a beautiful description of how God redeems us through the eyes & heart of another and woos us from our hiding, where we feel safe & secure into the protection of a Loving God & your Prince! That's really 2 for 1! and much more...ReplyDelete
May these blessings continue to abound in your heart this Thanksgiving & every day that you honor him & Him by giving thanks, praise & all glory to the One who
gives us so many reasons to be thankful! Bountiful blessings!
Happy blessed Thanksgiving!
This is definitely a keeper! Enjoy a wonderful 25th!!!
Oh Sharon! Isn't it awesome that God showed you His heart for you through the love of your husband and what God put on his heart concerning you. I know God is developing within you a "message." I believe every woman needs to know that in Christ there is a happily ever after story. I thank God for sending your husband in your life to redeem your past and restore you. You know what I mean? Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
I've heard your story before but never tire of it. It's a great thing to be thankful for!ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary. Can you believe mine is today also. I haven't posted it yet because with hubby in Iraq I am putting a lot of videos and pics of the kids up.ReplyDelete
Sharon, never leave me. There have been so many things you've written that mirror my life and I'm so surprised by the similarities. It seems there is no person could understand me better...except my God, of course. I'm happy to hear that you've been with Prince Charming for 25 yrs. Congratulations!!! Halleljah!!! God is so Good....KaeReplyDelete