Thursday, January 6, 2011

I am His and He is Mine

Yes, this is a cozy picture of Paul and me taken at Thanksgiving. How lovely to enjoy the support, friendship and love a wonderful man. What a gift, the Lord has given to me in Paul! Indeed, in this era of self-centeredness, self absorption, and self promotion, Paul is a rare breed. His generosity and joy in supporting these missions with CURE International overwhelm me! His calling is to give and send...staying behind to care for the family and home front concerns. Paul quips when asked why he does not travel with me....'Someone has to stay at home and pay the bills'....indeed he does that well and more!

 A great marriage is such a is a picture of the love of our Lord Jesus Christ for His bride....His people. This morning as I prepare to leave behind those who I love soooooo much, the words of an old hymn are circling in my head. The words remind me that there is Someone who loves me even more than Paul loves me or I love him! What a great God and Savior!

 Loved with everlasting love,  Led by grace that love to know;
Spririt, breathing from above,  Thou hast taught me it is so!
Oh this full and perfect peace! Oh, this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease, I am His and He is mine.

Heaven above is softer blue, Earth around is sweeter green!
Something lives in every hue Christ-less eyes have never seen:
Birds with gladder songs o'er flow, Flow'rs with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know as now I know, I am His and He is mine.

Things that once were wild alarms Cannot now disturb my rest;
Closed in everlasting arms,  Pillowed on the loving breast,
Oh, to lie forever here, Doubt and care, and self resign,
While He whispers in my ear, I am His and He is mine.

His forever,  only His; Who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss Christ can fill the loving heart!
Heav'n and earth may fade and flee, Firstborn light in gloom decline;
But while God and I shall be, I am His, and He is mine.

I am so very grateful to the Lord for giving Paul to be my husband so that I would catch a glimpse of the security in God's embrace! Thank you, Paul for your loving sacrifice! Thank you, Lord for your indescribable love!

No comments:

Post a Comment