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Hosea 2:19 So I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in loving devotion and compassion. 20 And I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.”…

2 Corinthians 11:2
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. For I promised you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

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We’re back at the beginning;

Oh how I love beginnings!

Love fresh, as a golden dawn in all it’s splendor,

devoid of heart-wrenching memory, misty eye and disillusionment.

Oh the freedom!

running through the fields with you

fingers interlaced in a loose grasp

because I know you won’t let go

surrounded by your light and your warmth

eyes alight in wonder at the miracle of you

 

In this unraveling of the tender depths in each other,

there’s a fresh outpouring of devotion,

as the ceaseless oil from the widows jar.

 

You’re a keeper-

a keeper of promises

a keeper of love

a keeper of me

and to you- for you- before you -I am

all that you want me to be

because you make me so.

 

A wounded bird with broken wings,

I once lay on earth’s floor,

ready for the end, for the nothingness-

I embraced it gladly,

but you said-

you have loved me with an everlasting love.

The oil you have put in my jar flows endlessly

your eternal promise to me,

promise keeper-

I love you for who you are.

Isaiah 54:5
For your husband is your Maker–the LORD of Hosts is His name–the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth.

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