Jon sat in his chair this morning and read from the beautiful Psalm 91.. It has always been one of our favorites we have shared. He read it aloud for our devotions the night we were married...almost 45 long years ago... Then we were young and strong. I watched him read now... oxygen hose aiding his breathing, his hair thinning and gray around the edges.... The beautiful words flowing over my soul....filling my heart afresh and anew...
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of... the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." our prayer for our life together...
That is the first verse....
But this morning it was the last verse that just grabbed my heart...
"With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.."
It was as though I took a book and with my thumb, fanned the pages from beginning to end, almost feeling the gentle breeze from the pages...time fleeing before me..
These two verses seemed to be book ends...from we SHALL... to He HAS.. We have dwelled under His shadow...and He has given us long life... But the long life isn't really the most important thought here... it is that HE HAS and even now DOES SATISFY!!!
A couple of days ago I got our our love letters, now yellowed with age.... The pages were filled with our longings to follow Christ... A journey we could never imagined.. one that has been more wonderful than we ever dreamed... A Christ who has shown us His salvation!!
If you haven't tried my Jesus.... I promise you He will never be a disappointed you...all the days of your life.
I so love the words of this song...which expresses my feeling so well:
Well, I tried Him and I found His promises are true
He’s everything He said that He would be
The finest words I know cannot begin to tell
Just how much He really means to me
For He’s more wonderful than my mind can conceive
He’s more wonderful than my heart can believe
He goes beyond my highest hopes and fondest dream
He’s everything that my soul ever longed for
Everything He promised and so much more
More than amazing
More than marvelous
More than miraculous could ever be
He’s more wonderful
That’s what Jesus is to me