“What was so special about your wife?” Dr. Marsha Fieldstone asked Sam.
“How long is your program?” Sam asked Dr. Marsha Fieldstone. “There were a million tiny things…”
“How did it happen?”
“I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. I was home. Except not any home I had ever known. It was…magic”
That scene from Sleepless in Seattle still gets to my husband and me after all these years. I glanced over at him last night, wanting to ask if that’s the way he still felt about me, and saw the glisten on his cheek that matched my own. I went ahead and asked.
“I knew it before I touched you,” he said. “I was fifteen, and you were awfully pretty…”
As I am wondering and pondering Love this morning, the fourth candle of Advent, I randomly open to the pages of Lamentations and am taken aback to find these Words:
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.” My heart is taking in the greatest Romance ever written…
I wonder if we were to ask God what was so special about you or me what He might say? Maybe this? “I loved you even before you came into existence. Imagine the touch of My hands knitting you together. Hands that will never let you go.”
The touch of a miracle.
Tomorrow…The Incarnation. Becoming One. The Miracle. Love Eternal.
Be still. “Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, shining on those living in darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death. Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace.”
In silent adoration we hear His whisper, the Light of the world, guiding us into the way of peace…
Come, rest. Ponder the Mystery. It’s more than magic. It’s majestic.
Outside my window, the winter wind is blowing in great gusts. Breathe in, a deep cleansing breath, exhale.
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me…
Scriptures referenced: Lamentations 3:22, 23; Psalm 46:1, John 8:12; Luke 1:78-79 (The Message). Opening Scene: Sleepless in Seattle by Nora Ephron; Softly & Tenderly by Will L. Thompson in 1880