Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I Will Simply Love

Over seventeen years ago I met my best friend.  Fourteen years ago he and I were married.

Happy Anniversary to my dear, sweet husband.

(Our wedding rings, well worn and in need of a good buffing.)

I will give you this, my love, and I will not bargain or barter any longer. I will love you, as sure as He has loved me. I will discover what I can discover and though you reamin a mystery, save God's own knowledge, what I disclose of you I will keep in the warm chamber of my heart, the very camber where God has stowed Himself in me. And I will do this to my death, and to death it may bring me.

I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God. I will stop expecting your love, demanding your love, trading for your love, gaming for your love. I will simply love. I am giving myself to you, and tomorrow I will do it again. I suppose the clock itself will wear thin its time before I am ended at this altar of dying and dying again.

God risked Himself on me. I will risk myself on you. And together, we will learn to love, and perhaps then, and only then, understand this gravity that drew Him, unto us.

Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz


  1. not sure what I did to deserve such a wonder companion and mate ... love you J. — DD.

  2. My husband and I celebrated 11 years of marriage this past Saturday. Marriage isn't always easy, but it is always worth it. Love the quote from Blue Like Jazz, perfect.