We are making progress around the house. Many things were left to deteriorate simply because Richard’s dad grew tired of trying to keep up with them by himself. Little by little, we are bringing the beauty he created back to its original glory. A while back, I wrote about the dock to the gazebo over the pond being in poor shape with rotted wooden boards; we finally found someone to replace them. Soon, I won’t have to risk my life walking out there. Maintenance is essential for everything valuable, whether it be cars, equipment, houses, clothing, you name it; we have a role to play in maintaining it. However, the most valuable thing we have is Jesus; many of us don’t value that relationship enough. If we want to keep our relationship strong, we must participate; it is not one-sided; even though Jesus has done most of the work, we need to stay in communication with him by praying to him every day. We must grow to love and adore him like we would a spouse. I don’t know many relationships that could last without communication or adoration. Do your part to help create a solid relationship. The benefits are beyond anything you could ever imagine.
His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. Song of Solomon 5:16