Monday, July 27, 2009

I Remember


I remember the smiles.

I remember the happiness.
I remember the awe.
I remember the elation.
I remember the overwhelming elation.



I remember the deep joy.
I remember the shared joy.

I remember the tears of joy.
I remember the joyful tears of ours.
I remember the joyful tears of others.

I remember the beauty.
I remember the love.
I remember the uniqueness.
I remember the oneness.
I remember the rarity.


I remember the divine intervention.
I remember presence of the Holy One.
I remember the holy union of three.
I remember the Lord's blessing.
I remember the impossible becoming possible.

I remember the unity.
I remember the united spirits.
I remember the unbreakable bond.
I remember the solid union.
I remember two joined as one.
I remember the Father's provision.

This was penned from my heart on April 16th in remembrance not only of one holy wedding day but also in remembrance of a path set in motion by the Almighty this day, July 27th, five years ago, when eyes met and souls joined unbeknownst fully to us. A divine appointment we called it. These words were written about the day of April 16th but also about the relationship between two children of God divinely united by Him. These words still describe the relationship, now broken.

For the relationship is still divinely joined by God. It is still characterized by its rarity, uniqueness, and beauty, of what it was and even more, what it could be. There is still extreme awe and elation over what God created in joining us and what He desires to still do. There is still hope for unity, love, and an unbreakable bond to be restored by the One who joined us in the beginning and designed us as one.

It is still...
two joined as one
the Lord's blessing
a union of two waiting for three

There is still...
the presence of the Holy One
divine intervention
the Father's provision
awe of Him

There is still...
tears

There is still...

the impossible becoming possible.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

I remember when we found this scripture preparing for that special day. It was an ah-ha moment knowing this is exactly what God had done in bringing us together and then joining us in a covenant that still stands. It was as if He wrote that verse just for us. And now, I still claim that verse for all areas of my life.

Please pray for me and beloved. We both desperately need it for different reasons.

Clinging to Him through it all,

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Enjoy the unique breed of hosta from my new yard.

15 comments:

Tammy said...

I will be praying.

Sharon said...

Paula, Yes I see, and know that I have continued and will continue to pray for you and for the Lord to reveal to you what is to be in your life.
I am sending many hugssss your way!

Have a Beautiful and Joyfilled Day :)

Love,
Sharon

andi said...

Such hurt, pain, vulnerability. Thank you for your heartfelt honesty. I imagine a good adjective for your heart right now is raw. I am praying for you friend. I have a dear friend walking through this fire right now. I am going to encourage her to spend some time here and pray that she will be encouraged as well knowing someone else has the same feelings. Hugs to you right now.
I am singing with you at midnight.

Laura said...

OH, Paula. My heart breaks for you. Sending love and prayers.

Liz said...

Paula,
He does not forget us and He remembers too.
"Remember these things, O Jacob,
and Israel, for you are my servant;
I formed you; you are my servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me."
Isaiah 44:21
Love you and praying!

LisaShaw said...

Paula,

Praying now precious sister for you and your beloved.

May God's comfort, peace and wisdom be with you.

Yolanda said...

Beautiful hostas...and the penning of your heart.

Runner Mom said...

You are still in my prayers!!

Come and visit me down in SC, and I will fry you some yummy okra! The slimy stuff is nasty!! I agree!

Hugs!
Susan

JnL4God said...

Praying for your strength and ears to hear Gods directions for your life.
love and hugs,
Lynn

Paula said...

Hi Paula, such a heartfelt post. I will continue to pray for you. xo

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Paula - still praying. still believing. still thinking about you!

valerie said...

I pray for you often.
I love that verse. He is able to do way more than we can ever imagine.
I'm sending a hug your way.....all the way from Oklahoma!
Love,
Valerie

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

So glad I had a chance to swing by...yes Paula, I will be praying!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Pat said...

Oh sweet friend, my love to you today! God is able to complete what HE STARTED!!
p

Believing Woman said...

((((hugs)))) and love in Christ,

Paula