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I Do

by: Dana Huffman

Jake was wooing me. Over meals, on walks and through talks Jake shared with me who he was, what he believed in, and where he felt he was headed in this life. He told me he loved me. Then he asked me to marry him. Would I be joined with him forever in love, life and purpose? Talk about scary. This was a man who would think nothing of living without electricity in the African bush. If I said "yes" to Jake where might he take me? What might I end up doing? I couldn't know that. I could only believe and trust.

Believe that he loved me and trust that love to blanket every decision he made about us.

When I stood at the altar and said "yes" to Jake I wasn't trusting in a wedding ring, a special ceremony or even in the "institute of marriage." I was trusting in Him. When Jesus invites us to be united with Him forever in love, life and purpose we can't know all the places He will lead us, or everything we will go through. But, we can know that all His plans for us will be blanketed by His love. When we say "yes" to Jesus we don't trust in a cross around our neck or a statue, a ceremony or the "institute of religion." We trust in Him, the One who promises, "I have loved you with an everlasting love" and "I will never leave you or forsake you." He's already said, "I do." Have you?

"…we know and rely on the love God has for us." 1 John 4:16

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