This post is dedicated to my dear sister friend, as I witness her journey unfold – she is ‘Eschet Chayil’, a woman of Valor.
A Wedding Psalm
It’s her wedding day today. A day in history which was so grief-filled for me, has been radically transformed by the goodness of God; His omnipotence and His kindness. It is a day restored for the future, a day transformed from mourning to dancing. My sackcloth is being removed and you’ve exchanged it with joy.
This woman of wisdom that you sent into my life at the exact right time; to comfort, extol, to speak life into me – to teach me and to love me like Jesus does. I am so thankful for her.
“You filled my life with good things – my youth is renewed like the Eagles.” -Selah
I am so thankful at the unique way you have brought her together with her beloved. These precious souls, both understanding how to navigate their wounds – that present does not mean perfect and scars create beauty. They hold fast to the truth that in vulnerability we grow as we go – pressing into the pain and coming close to whether the storm. It is restitution for me to see that this godly truth exists within two people. God heals and transforms, united together in brokenness. You are indicting a new matter!
“You bind up the injured and strengthen the weak. You forgive all my sins and heal all my diseases” -Selah
I am so thankful that today will be a day where your powerful kindness will be on display and it will be celebrated! May this be a day of gratitude, and publishing your good deeds among the nations – you are who you say that you are; POWERFUL and KIND.
“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. May I never forget the good things He’s done.” – Selah
May it be a day where I remember you have revealed your character to me. You are faithful. My life is filled with goodness and I want for nothing. Deep joy resides in my heart thru good times and bad. I know who to run to when my body aches with sorrow. I know who to rejoice with when my mind feels light. You are a good Father.
“The Lord is compassionate and merciful, filled with unfailing love. He crowns me with love and tender mercies.” -Selah
Jesus has shown me that I am His, I am His beloved, until my days of wisdom and my last dying breath. He is mine and I am His. My Creator – my husband from now unto eternity. I honor and reflect his love to those around me – but answer only to Him.
He alone is my rock, my steadfast and my fortress. My greatest advocate and defender. His cloak over me is His love.
“His unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of heaven above the earth.” – Selah
We celebrate in GOODNESS, TRUTH, and JOY; the beautiful tapestry you are weaving for ALL.
“The children of your people will live in security. Their children’s children will thrive in your presence” -Selah
My Dear Sister,
If today is not your day, or your day has ended with a nightmare that you’ve barely survived and escaped; Take heart – the story is not over. Your fate is not sealed. Your Husband and Creator delights in YOU! He is hand tailoring the ways He will win your heart back, convince you of His perfect love, and show you that you are PRECIOUS, DELIGHTED IN, LOVED and WORTHY.
Embrace your grief today. Collect the small moments of goodness you see around you, and know that they are a love gift from your Creator. The God who sees, and the God who stays.
You are not alone.