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As Valentine Day approaches, our hearts and minds naturally turn to romance, don’t they? Candlelight dinners, roses, chocolate, and especially alone-time with those we love. While our earthly romances are special, nothing compares to our love affair with Christ, so I’d like to use this time to talk about His relentless love for each of us. Why? Because He is the inspiration behind my stories.
My romance with Him began as a child. I vividly remember sitting beside my grandmother in church, with a pen and her typical dime-store writing pad in hand, copying the words to the verse “God is love.” All around me the congregation sang familiar hymns while I contemplated His love. Blessed memories of happy times.
While everyone’s call to relationship with Him is individualized and unique, I was pulled to Him through His ever-relentless love, pursued by the One who made me, who loves me first and best. What a grand blessing to know He will never let me go! (Romans 8:38-39) To know that “I am my Beloved’s and He is mine.” ~Song of Solomon 6:3
Just as in any love story, my time with Him has experienced the typical highs and lows—times when I feel His wings above me and His strong hands below, and also the times when my prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling, causing me to wonder if He’s forgotten my address. But He has never left me or forsaken me. Any distance between us is the result of my leaving, not Him. Through His gentle guiding and gracious care, my baby steps, blunders, and devastating falls have only served to draw me closer to Him.
Here is just a small part of all He is to me:
Bright and Morning Star.
Rose of Sharon. Prince of Peace.
King of kings. Lord of lords.
Blessed by His immeasurable, unconditional, unchangeable, all-consuming, and relentless love,
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— Cathy Bryant (@Cathy_Bryant) February 13, 2014
SPECIAL NOTE: A Path Less Traveled (book 2 in the Miller’s Creek novels) by Cathy Bryant is free February 13-17, 2014 for Kindle readers. Click HERE to go to the book’s Amazon page.
AND I’m offering an autographed print copy of Pilgrimage of Promise (book 4 in the Miller’s Creek novels) to one lucky commenter (US/Canada residents only); I’ll also offer a PDF copy for all others who live outside the US/Canada. Just leave a comment with your name, favorite promise from the Bible, and e-mail addy (so I can contact you if you’re the winner). The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Please feel free to share these giveaways on social media sites and with your friends.)