"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stepping In Love

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 Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

It’s amazing what God can do in one single step. 31 years ago I stepped off a bus and into my future…I just didn’t comprehend it at that moment. I was 23 at the time and traveled in a Christian Rock Band called Charistmata. We had this 3 night gig at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla, NY, about an hour from where I lived. When we got to the church packing lot there was a crowd of people waving signs and cheering for us (Christian groupies?). As I step off our bus I saw her…this beautiful blonde and God told me (yes He did) that she was going to be my wife. The next few days were a blur…and it would be months before I would tell her. That’s another story…

On March 16, 1980…my history (the crawling out of my hiding place part) and my future, all wrapped up together, changed. Two years later we married but our adventure together started way before then. Those two years before marriage built best friend-ness into us and that continues to today. Stepping into love that God had planned for me before the beginning of time still blows my mind.My wife completes me in ways that I didn’t know I needed.

Christine’s love for me points me to Christ…isn’t that what best friends are for? Thank you my love, for going on this adventure with me!

Love, Jay

PS. I wrote this poem a few years ago for my wife.

About Your Love

Speak to me about your love
And I will speak about
poems that happen
filling the unforgiving minutes
with tasty morsels
of delicious words
and satisfying moments

Speak to me about your love
and I will have a word
about the pendulum swing
of my heart
which whispers your name
in every beat

Speak to me about your love
And I focus on an
ageless journey
I kiss myself goodbye
and settle blissfully
in your love

Jay Cookingham © 12-30-03


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