As written on January 1, 2006—my sentiments remain the same:
This first day of this new year I am not so much resolving as I am remembering…recounting my Lord’s faithfulness to me as I have entrusted my life unto His keeping …and that is why I have placed this picture here.
Edwin Blair-Leighton’s bride pictured in Signing the Register has been a dear companion to me for many years.
She reminds me that He pursued me. She reminds me that I willingly said, “Yes.”
She reminds me that I am no longer my own; that I have chosen to identify myself with Him.
She reminds me that He stands as my protector to guard me physically, materially, emotionally, spiritually…and woe to him who would ever try to harm me in any way.
She reminds me that submitting to His perfect plan for my life is always a sure and safe choice.
She reminds me that His banner over me is love…and that He will never ever leave or forsake me.
She reminds me that He has taken the responsibility of making me all glorious within in order to present me to His Father.
She reminds me that He will be ever faithful to keep all that He has promised to be and to do.
This New Year’s day I am remembering the day I chose to “sign the register” and begin the walk down the Covenant aisle toward Christ, my trustworthy Bridegroom, who has, amazingly, chosen me to be His bride.
As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.