Love Doesn't Require A Name
I ask God to protect you, to hold you, to love you.
I pray that your mom teaches you about God’s Word, how to be a loving mother, and how to cook and clean with ease.
I pray that your father is a loving example of how a man should treat you.
I pray that you don’t have too many trials in life but that those you do have teach you how precious God’s love for us truly is.
I pray for the first time we meet to be a joyous event. I pray that you will accept me as a mother. I will open my arms to you.
I begin to wonder what you look like. What color are your eyes? What color is your hair? What color is your skin? Do you smile often? Will you smile at me?
I wonder what life has been like for you. Do you live in a Godly home? Do you attend a good school? What are your hobbies?
I wonder how old you will be when we meet. Will you have children? Will you have a ministry? Will you like some of the same things that I do?
Will God show me right away that you are her?
You see, I long to see you, to talk to you, and to learn from you. I think of you daily and I remember you in my prayers.
I want to know the woman whose childhood I missed but whose adulthood I will have the pleasure of sharing.
I want God to bless you abundantly and show you favor. I want to know your name.
Even though I don’t know who you are, God does and I want to give you one of the greatest gifts that I have.
A gift that will love you, admire you, protect you, provide for you, and cherish your very being.
I want to give a gift that I have treasured for years, a gift that has brought me much love, much joy, and much pride.
This gift that I will give you…
…is my son. You shall be his bride.
As I embark upon the journey to become a wife to a man that I love and admire so very much, it has caused me to think about the real gift his parents are giving to me. I have so much gratitude for the effort they put into raising this man and they have welcomed me and my children with open arms. I want this same thing for the women my boys will one day marry. I have made it a point to pray for these young girls on a daily basis and will continue to do so. My children are my greatest gift. I will be receiving someone’s greatest gift. Now I can somewhat imagine how God must feel while Jesus awaits His bride.
After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what is our proud reward and crown? It is you! Yes, you will bring us much joy as we stand together before our Lord Jesus when he comes back again. For you are our pride and joy. 1Th 2:19-20
God you are amazing!
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