Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
-1 Cor 13:7-
We set up this verse from the Bible as the foundation of our relationship because these words describe the setbacks, struggles, rewards and glory of waiting.
As a child, had you ever experienced seeing your dining table with chocolate cakes, ice creams, sweets and candies all set and ready? Did you ever feel the frustration of seeing a note from your parents telling you to wait for them before the first bite? Or do you recall the time you had to spend waiting under the shade of the tree just to unwrap that Christmas present? These things and so much more, we can all relate with that feeling of frustration and longing.
We know it’s more than cupcakes or presents. Every boy knows that when he likes her, he’ll chase her and that’s normal. Coming from an all-boy-school, I already heard a lot of ‘chasing’ stories back from 6th grade and I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
At the peak of what I think my restless and emotional ‘quest’, He found me. And unfortunately, I realized that I don’t have to do what the other boys were doing. I won’t be able to tell my son the story on how I got a girlfriend in secondary school.
He didn’t just find me; He taught me bit by bit until I learned and until I surrendered. In our walk together, He preserved me and in our journey, He led me. Not knowing He is slowly leading me to the love of my life. I didn’t understand then but it’ll be another stage of training which requires patience and faith. (Yes, my son, I never had a girlfriend in tertiary.) I describe those years of waiting as among the most formative years of my life. I learned that you have to withdraw affection in order to prove your sincerity and indeed in silence, God speaks.
“When you are caught at the mercy of waiting, make sure you won’t neglect what God must have been telling you-that’s a treasure yet to be unveiled right before your eyes. Yes it maybe worth more than what you’re waiting for.” -bannedartist 29-09-11
Just when the time was right, I saw the green light and I felt the tap. It surely was, and is still, a great partnership. How could she refuse if I learned from her Father? *insert batman grin here*
Not until I feel my Master’s tap will I make this real for you
Today, since 2 years ago, our hearts are one in praying and waiting for that big day. And on that day we desire only one Name to be praised and lifted.
My heart is also in gratitude to those who are with us since day one. We thank God upon remembrance of you.