Over 7 years ago, Linda and I were thanking God for being together in marriage for 40 years
Over 20 years earlier we made a commitment to dedicate our marriage, resources and time fully to serve Jesus for the building of His Kingdom.
He gave us a vision and we were able to renew our vows to each other and to Him in concert with other like-minded couples.
We came together
in Lyman, Washington,
in San Luis, Mexico
in Kampala, Uganda.
The couples in Uganda came from different countries in Africa to join together. After each couple renewed their vows to each other,
we each took a lock inscribed with our names with only one key,
and we locked it onto the foot of a wooden cross.
The later decision would be to keep the key or throw it away.
Linda and I chose to throw our key in
the Samish River in Skagit County,
an irrigation ditch in Mexico
in the Nile River in Africa.
The crosses, with the locks, are still standing in all those places.
They are not idols, but a representation of
His love for us
our choice to have
Him be our “first love”,
We are not capable of giving Him anything that He didn’t already give to us.
We are now in the 8th year since that glorious time and are enjoying the promised “new beginning”.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!