Love: A complex word comprised of four letters.
The second week of Advent is about LOVE.
Today, December 13, 2017, my husband and I celebrate 36 years of marriage.
As we spend our day traveling I can rest by his side and enjoy our time away together. The past few weeks were a chaotic whirlwind for us. I’d been rehearsing for our Belizean Christmas concert, preparing for speaking engagements, working in the counseling office, and promoting the concert on radio and tv. Between early morning commitments and late night practices I noticed it was getting hard to spend time soaking in God’s loving presence.
As the day of the concert drew near I felt like I was running on empty. With tear stained eyes I reached for my keys to head out the door once again. I stopped to cry for a moment on Tom’s shoulder. My body was wracked with pain as I stood there telling him how tired I was. He comforted me with soothing, understanding, and encouraging words. And then he sent me out the door with the emotional strength to do the next thing on my long list of to-do’s.
I’m grateful for those occasions when I can see, feel, and hear the loving voice of God speaking through my caring husband.
I’m grateful that though my husband’s love in action I have seen God’s unfailing love each and every day.
I’m grateful that Christ came to earth in human form to reveal to us what real love is.
I’m grateful for this Advent season, for this time of solitude, and for the depth of prayer that Jesus continually offers on our behalf before the Father.
It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of ‘doing’ that we can miss out on ‘being’.
Slow down, lean in, and listen for His loving voice. That’s what I’m doing today…won’t you join me?! I wrote this song during a time of leaning in closely to listen to His voice.
Watch, sing along, and share it with someone who needs to take time out to seek God and worship Him!