It was a mass wedding – and she was the youngest of the five brides.
When it was their turn, Lisa couldn’t help the blush that highlighted her cheeks as Zach looked at her, eyes filled with love, as he repeated after the minister, “To love and to hold, in sickness and in health…”
“Shhhh…You know you are not married.”
“You’d better not say anything – at least, until you’ve had even one child.”
“How can YOU teach on holiness? Everyone knows you fell into sin many years ago. Choose another topic.”
“All this public declaration of ‘I am blessed, blablabla’ – when you don’t even have a grain of rice in your one-room. Don’t embarrass yourself.”
And so we keep quiet – and the enemy of our souls laughs loudly, cackling in glee, rubbing his hands joyfully together:
Another Redeemed of the Lord has been silenced!
“Umm…Deborah. We are still in November. Isn’t it too early to start preparing for 2021?”
It’s never too early to start preparing for something important – and I believe the start of a new decade is very important.
At the beginning of the year, God gave me a word on ‘rest.’ My mind went in a hundred different directions, and I thought, “What am I resting from/for?” However, as the year played out, I began to understand.