Saturday, November 24, 2012

For My Favourite Person on His 40th Birthday

How do I express my love for you when words do not do justice to my feelings.
The precious bond of covenant love between us is my greatest earthly joy.
We're blessed with heavenly shadows--n
ot less than lovely feelings, but so much more.
To live and love and breathe within this covenant is joy.  

Your unwavering promise to love me has been assaulted, tested and proved.
My facade of goodness has been torn away many times between us.
You know my flaws.
You pursue me with forgiveness, love and hope.

The Lord God speaks tenderly to His bride,
“I will make you my wife forever,
showing you righteousness and justice,
unfailing love and compassion.”
You mirror this Holy One.
This above all fuels my love for you.
To be your intimate companion is bliss.

Your children adore you.
And how could they not?
Your character is displayed in the many facets of fatherhood.
You give them your time, your playfulness and your affection.
You hear them speak and know their struggles.
You guide them with love and patience.
You welcome them with open arms,
Echoing their Heavenly Father.

I’m humbled by your generosity,
Inspired by your faith.
Proud of your courage and initiative.
Your strength of character proclaims your trustworthiness.
Your sincere love for people increases mine for you.

When I see the masterpiece that the Lord is making,
I am overwhelmed with thankfulness.
The painting of your life is covered with colorful strokes of grace.
It is saturated with the goodness of God.

Today I celebrate your life.
Many have testified of your care in their lives.
Our sons lives are enriched by yours.
And I am blessed beyond measure to be loved by you.
Without exaggeration I can say,
the world is a better place because of you.

Happy Birthday, My Love!