True Love

This morning I was reading in Proverbs. One verse brought me to tears. I look back on three decades of marriage and am humbled by my husband’s love. Over 25 years ago, he forgave me that which Christians often consider a reason for divorce.
As we prayed by his hospital bed, as he was still struggling with the effects of COVID, my heart received every ounce of God’s goodness in giving Scott the strength to stay married. I can look back today and see the goodness of God, despite this life-threatening struggle.

Proverbs 20:6
“Many man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?”

This is what I wrote in my journal this morning.

Only true forgiveness will bring true repentance.
Only true repentance will bring true humility.
Only true humility will bring true love.
Only true love will bring true forgiveness.

“Lord, thank you for your steadfast love and faithfulness to us. Thank you for truly forgiving us in Christ. Thank you for working in us repentance and humility. Thank you for sending Jesus to show us what true love looks likes. Lord, in the power of the Spirit, help us move toward Heaven in an endless, growing pursuit of forgiveness, repentance, humility and true love.”

Thankful for all your prayers!

21 Comments »

  1. Amen, Heidi. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen the phrase “#neverforget” a lot on social media as we came up upon the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Seems it is easy to remember the bad things and the tragic times. How hard it is, sometimes, to remember the good things. The blessings. Like, God is faithful, and His love endures forever. Or as we read in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

    Thank you both, Scott and Heidi, for helping us all to remember the blessings of the Lord, even in the middle of suffering, and to see that this hard world is temporary. Our eternal home awaits.

    “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:2-5)

    Prayers continue for you both, my friends.

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  2. Amen, Heidi! Forgiveness (between us and God and between just us) truly opens the doors to so many other good things. The purest form of worship is repentance.

    Prayers for Scott’s recovery are ongoing. 🙏Lord help Scott get stronger every day lower his need for supplemental O2. Amen.

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