Note that according to Leviticus 25, we should be due for a year of Jubilee: sound the trumpets, proclaim liberty, return to family, and dine on the holy grain and grapes. Sounds like an HMA?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
perfection x perfection
My man reaches a milestone of Biblical proportions today, 7 x 7 . . . a number that represents completeness x godliness. I've known Scott 29 of those 49 years, and been married to him for over 22 of them. So at the risk of causing embarrassment or losing my blog access privileges, I will bear witness. One of my favorite books is The Time Traveler's Wife, because it takes a human relationship above the vagaries of time, and shows that the person we are becoming is part of all that happens along the way. Embedded in time, however, we can look backwards with thankfulness, but only forward by faith. On such a milestone as this I look back to say the years have forged a man of integrity, grit, humility, strength, and love. One who can doctor a cow or a person, fix a motorcycle or a computer, read a novel or a sports page, teach about the Bible or AIDS, score a soccer goal or bake a pizza (and usually all of that in the same week). Each year only increases my confidence in his judgement and gratefulness for his patience as father of my children, lover, friend. So today I look forward by faith for all that is not yet seen in the next 49 years. Having survived loss of loved ones, rebel war, ebola, and more importantly the daily wearing challenge of life in a broken world among other sinners such as ourselves . . . I am not afraid of what comes next, with him.