Fifteen years of marriage today. We are celebrating our Crystal Wedding Anniversary and what can I say?
It’s ALL grace.
We could have planned a renewal of vows in a beautiful venue atop the mountains, surrounded by an abundance of flowers, and a smattering of loved ones and very intimate friends smiling from ear to ear, blessing us and cheering us on. Later on, we could have gone somewhere exotic, where we could have some time alone together. For it’s been ages since we did that last.
But there are more urgent matters at hand. Like my health. Yes, always my health. It has been the front and center of family plans and activities (or lack thereof). My illness is a painful obstacle. A heavy burden. For almost 12 years now. But the good news is — I haven’t lost hope nor faith! My trust and confidence remain in the God of heaven who only does wondrous things. I believe forever!
And this we still can do:
Pray without ceasing
In everything give thanks
For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
We will receive with thanksgiving whatever measure and form of grace God will delight to give. For I still believe that He will give what is good (Ps. 85:12).
(And what a coincidence that my beloved husband bought me a crystal chandelier from a secondhand/antique shop for our bedroom a few days before our anniversary. The handyman that he is, he fixed it in no time. And I love it. Crystal for a crystal anniversary ~ blessed).
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Journey with Jesus,