A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
True Love Waits, August 3, 2012
The necklace I wear all the time reads “true love waits”……….
It has meant so much to me all these years….the same, but different…..depending on my circumstances.
I bought it when I was married. I think it was popular with the teens at the time, representing sexual purity before marriage, but when I saw it, it held a deeper meaning for me. It spoke more to me about the things going on in my life with my husband, in my marriage. It spoke of fidelity. It spoke of patience in many different periods of waiting. It spoke of loving through the struggles. It spoke of watching and waiting as my children grew and learned. It spoke of my relationship with God……learning to wait on Him in all matters of life.
When my husband James passed away, it spoke to me again, but this time through my grief and loss. It spoke of waiting for heaven to meet loved ones again. It spoke of waiting on God and trusting God to be my “husband” and provider in my situation. It spoke of waiting for the unfolding of His perfect plans!
I am alone again……but not entirely. God has met my needs in so many ways. I am blessed beyond belief at times! There is no end to His provision! Thank You, Heavenly Father! ❤
So, true love waits…..
Reminds me of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails………..”
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Still wearing this necklace.
Still trusting in the message it holds, though it changes with me and my life.
Waiting, in expectation, faith and hope in the goodness of God.