Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Coram Deo

Coram Deo
In the Presence of God

God is the God of all creation. There is no corner of life that His light does not fall upon. Indeed nothing good exists in our lives that His light does not permeate and sustain, and nothing bad that His light ever fails to illuminate. The eyes of God are ever upon us, but His eyes upon us are not an imposition. They are, rather, an invitation. They are a call to a relationship of divine love and freedom. Freedom not to do as we please, seeking to wrest control from God, but freedom to live joyfully in the understanding of God's love and sacrifice for us, of His intimate concern for us, and of the glorious union with Himself He has one day promised us.
To live life Coram Deo we must begin at the point of understanding that we are not fearful slaves following strict orders, but we are a son and a daughter who together joyfully and creatively walk through each moment of each day under the loving gaze of our Father who receives the totality of our existence as an act of worship unto Himself.

Sean gave me these words handwritten and framed when he asked me to be his wife. It remains on our bedside table to this day. There is no secret formula for marriage. It is a daily giving and receiving from one another. It is a choice to put the other first, to remain vulnerable, to ask for forgiveness or to grant it again.

Fourteen years ago we committed to living together in Coram Deo. We had the words engraved in our rings. I had no idea at the time that loving and being loved could bring such fulfillment. Marriage just keeps getting better and better.


SentimentsbyDenise said...

I'm in complete agreement with you!
We are in our 28th year of marriage and I can't imagine life without him. Or without God as our Source of life and love.
Thanks for sharing this!

mom24 said...

So nicely put and wonderful! God must be our source and I am often thankful for the marraige he has given me too.
Congratulations and blessings to the two of you!

Heather L. said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Alaina said...

Happy Anniversary! What a blessing.

Monica said...

What a blessing! Happy Anniversary, friend.

Brooke said...

Happy Anniversary! 14 years is certainly something to celebrate and be proud of. What a beautiful post :)