I said yes to the experience of grace so immense,
Let me give you a brief history; You see, I had it all figured out,
I had the future all planned out, without a shadow of doubt,
The ambitions were in place,
I had said no a couple of times and I even thought I had the singlehood grace.
I had cleared my misconceptions of ‘the one’
I now knew that my heart was not set aside for one person and did not have to be won,
I had found my satisfaction in Him,
“What a friend” was my favourite hymn.
I like to call him my unexpected, undeserved gift,
You see, the turn of events in my life was sudden, like the so called plates tectonic shift,
When he asked me,
When he asked me, he did not ask me out you see,
He asked me in!
He wanted me in his life; There was no initial coffee date then road trip or movie date in between,
There was just a first meeting and a man ready to make a commitment.
And definitely there was a lady caught in amazement,
Amazement of how a man could be so sure,
“You don’t even know me well,” My hesitance I tried to assure.
But when camels suddenly come to the well,
A wise lady waters them without someone else having to tell,
Rebekah did not even hesitate for a second,
She immediately said yes, I reckoned.
So I said yes,
I said yes to the man who calls me lioness,
To the one who constantly reminds me of the creator,
The one who does not complete me but complements me by making me want to be better,
You see, his actions of love point me to the cross,
He reminds me that sacrificial love involves loss,
His kind acts remind me of Christ, His surprises and love remind me of God’s love and his weaknesses remind me that he is man,
I rest in the assurance that he is constantly learning from God’s own son.
When we talk on the phone, he makes me want to speak softer,
To be transformed from anxiety and angst, to be gentle, to submit more and become more tender,
When I said yes, I was not sure whether I was in love,
What mattered most is that he could lead me spiritually, over and above.
I knew that, like a drizzle, love comes softly,
But it still floods the river ultimately.
He is a blend of respect, kindness and authority,
He pulls chairs, opens doors, my Ephesians 6 knight in shining armour; embodying true masculinity,
And so I have grown in love with his gentlemanly ways,
And love has found its way, growing through the days,
He is creative, a wonderful combination of punny and funny,
You see, he loves me more than his food. He doesn’t even call me pumpkin, sugar plum or honey.
He is my answered prayer of a man who writes. When he talks you’ll know he’s also a man who reads; a man who reads the Word of God.
When he writes to me he signs off K, the assurance of his constant love for me, 1st Corinthians 13 is our binding cord,
In our moments of prayer, I have found a friend,
In him, I found someone worth saying yes to; a worthy partner, walking together through faith’s journey -to the end.