Joy

God Gave Me You!

The holiday season is going by so fast!  I was crazy sick for Thanksgiving and in a blink of an eye Christmas is almost here! (and I still have this lingering cold, ’tis the season!)

Christmas is a time to reflect on the beautiful gifts from our great God.  The lyrics to the song “God Gave Me You” describe the ultimate gift God has given to me, my husband.  Without his love I would not be the person I am today.  He has taught me the deepest truth to how love should be according to the bible…Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV)…and with this love we have the most beautiful baby girl we have ever laid our eyes upon!

The interesting thing is that he is not one to quote the bible or read it on a daily basis but his love is so strong that it is just as perfect as the verse describes; with that being said, it is testimony to me that his love for me is honestly real and truly a blessing from God.

God Gave Me You
Songwriters: Dave Barnes

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be
But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

‘Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you

There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
And I’ll be the flattered fool
And I need you, yeah

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

‘Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you
He gave me you

Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy all the beauty this season has to offer you!

Love,
Jennifer

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