My latest posts have been on the Song of Solomon. I’m enjoying reading this book of the
Bible again and again. It’s perfect for a romantic like me. When I think about this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the love in my life–the passionate love of my God who sent his only son to die for me and redeem me. I will spend eternity with the God who loves me because I have accepted the payment his son made for my sins. Throughout eternity, I will be loved, and throughout eternity, I will express my love and adoration for God.
God loves us more than anyone else, but I am also extremely thankful for the love of my family. When I read about the passion between the two lovers in the Song of Solomon, I’m glad that my love affair with my husband is also passionate. I agree with verse 8 of chapter 8; “Love’s flames are fiery flames–the fiercest of all.” And I do my best to keep throwing gas on the flames of our love.
When I see my two children, I can not express the thankfulness I feel for the two of them. Throughout both of my pregnancies, I had difficulties and could have easily lost my children. However, God gave me two miracles. Some of the sweetest moments of my life have been with them. I sacrificed my career while the two of them were young, but I am thankful for the hours that I spent rocking them, holding them, and kissing them. They are incredible, and I am thankful for the godly character that they display. God is truly working in their lives.
I am thankful for the new life I have. I never dreamed I would ever become a step-mom, but I have learned to love and appreciate four children who are not my own. I’ve been fascinated by their personalities and have grown to love them more as I have prayed for them throughout these past few years. As I watch them grow and mature, I enjoy discovering the special gifts and talents that God has given them.
My parents and siblings have loved me and helped me through some incredibly difficult times. I don’t know if I could have kept my sanity without them. For all of their love, encouragement, and sacrifice over the years, I am thankful.
- Lessons from the Song of Solomon: Perfecting the Art of Giving Praise (mainwriters.com)