I was thinking this morning of the decorating shows I have watched on TV, and how odd it is that they are either concerned with making new things seem old, or old things seem new...and very rarely do they see some part of a room and just leave it as it is - a rare time when nothing needs to be added or taken away.
It reminded me of my life before I met you...when I was forever trying to change this or make over that, putting things here, then changing and putting them there, all in futile attempts to have all the parts of my life come together and make some kind of sense.
I finally reached a point when I knew that the redecorating of my life and my heart needed something more than I knew.
And that was the exact moment I heard Jesus knocking at the door of my heart, asking to come in and share all the plans that He had for me, for giving me a brand new start.
He transformed my heart, sweeping away the old dust of disappointment, the remnants of anger unresolved, and He put in their place the sunshine of His love and the knowledge of His word.
When all was redone, and fresh and clean, He knew I was ready for something entirely new, and into my life he brought my dream come true, for that is when I met you.
I was filled with joy, my heart overflowed, and it hasn't stopped to this day, for there will never be enough ways or words, to show the love I have for you growing more in every way.
I am so grateful to my God, whose tender mercies made me new, and for the many gifts He has given, the very best of which is you.