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Topic: OVERSEAS VACATION (08/13/15)
- TITLE: On Faith
By Jeremy Sudler
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I walked off the plane, turned to my right and was greeted by a young man and a small boy. He smiled at me handing me a letter. Taking my bags he led me down the dirty graveled floor of the Manila International Airport. I walked hesitantly, my eyes searching for some kind of familiarity.
We rounded a corner, guards with large machine guns stood ready at the exit to the terminal. “Where is she” my mind thought. As I rounded the corner a familiar voice called out, “Hey,” my heart leaped with joy, there she was beside me. I was pleased with what God had brought me.
For two years we had talked back and forth, letters, phone calls, promises and sweet nothings, but now as she stood there connected to me, everything seemed perfect.
I was her prince, she was my queen. For all her life she wished to be in America, to marry an American to see in her eyes, the Promised Land, and now our destiny was intertwined. Neither one of us ever dating another soul, neither one of us ever pledging our love to another, neither one of us ever violating the sacred code of chastity, and here we were standing before each other by soul providence of God above.
We had prayed for years for the right one. We had dreamed of the day when we would love another more than ourselves, we had yearned so desperately, her for America and I for a true beauty. I had flown across the world on an act of faith; she had believed to be in America when no American’s were present. God had brought us together and now we would be joined in holy matrimony.
Thirteen years have passed, four children, five bouts with hereditary cancer and financial and spiritual struggles like you wouldn’t believe, but still she is the only one meant for me. No man has ever separated us, no trial has ever broken us, no struggle has ever defeated us, and still we remain together for eternity.
To my devoted wife and gift from divinity, I love you.
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