Legacy Letters: Promise

Well I was 19 you were 21
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much to young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for

Well ‘I do’ are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard is a good place to begin
Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I lose loves chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith
to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

Cause we bear the light of the son of man
So there’s nothing left to fear
So I’ll walk with you in the shadow lands
Till the shadows disappear
Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos baby
I can dance with you

So lets go dancing in the minefields
Lets go sailing in the storms
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Oh lets go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
Oh this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

My dear little children,

Your Dad shared this song with me last night. I loved its words. I loved watching the elderly couples dancing. I loved seeing their sparkle eyes gaze upon each other like nothing else mattered. This is how I feel your dad and I will be and even are. We got married young. We had lots of people think age mattered. We hadn't lived enough. We knew though that God had brought us together. Whats awesome is we both share the excitement and joy of learning God's word more and more each day. This has brought an even deeper and stronger desire in our marriage then imagined.

"Oh lets go dancing in the minefields and sailing in the storms, oh this is harder than we dreamed but I believe that's what the promise is for, thats what the promise is for." God's promise can't be broken. He may take you through minefields in life. He may take you through heavy storms, but His promise is He will be by your side forever. He will deliver you home one day to then be safe in His arms for eternity.

"for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable." Romans 11:29

What an incredible explicit statement about one of God's promises. My little ones our prayers aren't that you never have to go through hardship. We live in a sinful world. Sadly we too our sinners. Our prayer however, is that when you encounter hardships you remember God's promise. You remember that nothing you can every do or nothing in this world can ever break that promise.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em;" value="[k]">[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

We aren't perfect. We will make mistakes. But truly understanding what Faith is in our Savior Jesus Christ because your Faith will never be lost. Your desire to serve your Savior will grow. Your dad and I pray that our marriage can give you a glimpse of what we desire for you. If it's in God's plan for marriage to be apart of your future I hope we can set an example of Christ shinning through us. God has given me a peace to lean on Him through all things. Our desire is to share our excitement, our joy, and most importantly share to you our step of Faith we have taken.

With all of our love,

Your mom

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