I came across a note last night that I had written Lindsay about 12 years ago when we were in High School. There is one sentence that has stuck with me since reading it…
“God is my path, and you are my strength.”
I couldn’t have been farther from the truth or could I?
1 Corinthians 13:2-3
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 John 4:11-12
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Reflecting on mine and Lindsay’s love story I see God in all of it. At the most simple level, he is there. At the most complex level he is there.
I use to say… “why are you so adorable?” and she would reply with “that’s the way God made me” and have the sweetest little smile on her face. She was adorable, she was an angel on Earth. But, I see something else when I see her. I see God and how beautiful HE is.
When I told her “God is my path and you are my strength”, I was really saying… “God is my path and HE is my strength”.
I like to think that every time Lindsay and I showed our love for each other we were showing God how much we love him. His gift to us is that we got to enjoy that love with the other. We are not deserving, but I am thankful.