Monday, March 17, 2014

feeling lucky?

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up... Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:9,10,12
After one failed relationship, it seemed like a good idea to seal my marriage on March 17th.  Surely the luck of the Irish would smile favorably on all our days, right?  But, it wasn't so.  A relationship built on luck it like rolling dice.  Some days you are lucky-in-love, and some days not.  Our not days grew. And we parted.

What i learned from this and from God, i took into my next relationship.  Again, i married on a special day, but this time it revolved around labor not luck.  My Labor Day marriage defines the reality of our relationship  -- it's an ongoing  labor of love between my husband, God and me.   It takes all three of us for it to work.

Life throws sticks, rocks and hurtful words into our days.  We constantly face situations, trials or events that can rip apart a relationship... family, friends, co-workers.  Left on our own, we don't have the ability or stamina to ride through hard times.  But when God is a part of our relationship, His Love can guide and sustain us through turbulent seasons.

So, Happy St. Patrick's Day! May the luck of the day bring smiles, and may the strength of God's Love bring us into lasting relationships with each other and with Him.

have a wonder-filled day!

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