He doesn't bring me roses
but He is called the Rose of Sharon.
He doesn't send flowers to my office
but He grows beautiful flowers in my garden.
He doesn't kiss me
but I sense His kiss when I feel sunshine or softly falling rain.
He doesn't give me sparkling diamonds to wear
but the stars He set in the sky shine even more brilliantly.
He doesn't whisper in my ear
but His still small voice is ever with me.
He isn't a valentine who has pledged lifelong love
but He is Eternal Love.
He demonstrated it
Not by gifts or well-intentioned promises
but by offering Himself as the fulfillment of promise.
Not by standing with me at the wedding altar
but by placing Himself on the altar.
That I may know life
That I may know Him
and love Him forever.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud
or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record
of when it has been wronged.
It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every
circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT)
[ Janice K. Lawrence -- from Andy Chap ]
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