A Light Unto
The lights were dim and the air was thick. The setting, though a reconstruction, continued to build the excitement stirring inside of me. The more people began to fill the stadium dressed in brilliant costumes, the more control it took for me to contain myself. When the caped men finally road in on their overly adorned horses, I just had to shout for joy. I honestly couldn’t tell if it was the five year old’s birthday in front of me or mine. I was just plain happy to see the dashing knights of the older days and listen to the ancient rhetoric that naturally rolled off their lips. I couldn’t help but wonder what it would have been like living in those days.
As the medieval dinner and tournament formally began, I reached over and grabbed a hold of my modern day love. Immediately, I recognized the same thrill in his eyes. There is definitely something to be said of our ancestors about setting a creative stage.
It’s no secret that I got married a few weeks ago and it’s definitely not under wraps that I am in love. To be completely honest though, getting married was not one of my short term goals or long term plans. What was most important to me was serving the Lord with all my heart. I didn’t realize it then but while under my strict focus, the Lord was building a special castle just for me. Though I had many ideas of what perfect service was, God was formulating a much different plan for my life.
After our marriage conference’s date night officially came to an end, I sat back and was more grateful than ever. Had the Lord not ordered my steps, I would have walked away from my own knight in shining armor and my fairytale would have never been written. Though I know that in all stories there is a villain, I am pleased that my eternal Father is author of my Salvation.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105 (KJV)