I know it’s supposed to be a relationship
a Divine Romance
culminating in a great wedding feast.
So sometimes the words
seem the antithesis
On January 1, 2010
I bought a new One Year Bible
and decided to try again.
I’ve read the Bible through many times
but never made it within the one year goal…
I’d get behind, and never catch up.
This year I did it
Finishing on December 31st, 2010.
Sometimes it wasn’t very romantic…
more like performing my wifely duty…
checking it off my to-do list.
I kept my journal close at hand
recording the verses that broke through to mind and heart
and became personal.
But all too often,
it seemed rushed,
December came and all around were celebrations for the birth of the babe
focusing in Matthew and Luke
but I was reading the book that begins with the words
“This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ”.
Instead of getting caught up in who is the beast
and what does this or that mean
I looked for Him
the One Whom my soul loves.
my own personal Revelation of Jesus Christ.
And I saw Him…
full of fiery passion,
the Alpha the Omega,
the Beginning and the End,
the One Who Was, Who Is, Who Is To Come,
The One spoken of
that the kingdoms of this world
will become the kingdoms of
and of His Christ
and He shall reign forever and ever,
The Mighty Warrior Who will in that great day
make wrong things right
and deal with the enemy
once and for all.
At year’s end
a year of “spiritual discipline”
that some days seemed dry, dusty, duty
I fell in love with Him
all over again.