Sunday, December 18, 2011

What my True Love Said to Me...

 by Niki Turner

Since we designated "the 12 days of Christmas" for our Inky December posts I've been hung up on the first line of the song.

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love said to me..." 

What? I ask myself. What did my True Love say?

1. He will never leave me nor forsake me. (Heb 13:5)
2. He loves me with an everlasting love. (Jer 31:3)
3. In Him I am accepted, approved, and adopted. (Eph 1)
4. His love never fails, never comes to an end, never ceases being. (1 Cor 13:8) 

Forget the partridges and the five golden rings and the however many maids 'a milking, our True Love (Jesus) has sworn His love to us with a covenant that shall remain from everlasting to everlasting.

If that's not the essence of romance, what is?

He LOVES you.

Believe it.

Mother of four and grandmother of one, Niki Turner is an only child, wife of a former pastor, and writer of fiction, blog posts, Facebook status updates, a tweet here and there, and lots of long grocery lists. She also writes, copyedits, and proofreads for the local newspaper, Her first completed manuscript was a finalist in the 2009 Touched by Love contest. If you like this post, please "follow" me at my personal blog, In Truer Ink.


  1. Beautiful. I feel pretty unlovable today but I know in my heart his words are true.

    Thank you Niki

  2. Perfect, Niki. Like Deb, I feel unlovable today (yesterday, too!).

    So thank you for blessing me.

  3. ((HUGS)) to you both! Good thing we can base our lives on His promises and not how we feel, because feelings are a pain in the patootey!

  4. What a powerful reminder. I needed that. It's been a rough week here, too. But what a better time than at Christmas to remember that God so loved us that He gave us His only Son.

  5. Thanks, Niki. I keep hearing people say the Princess Bride is their fav romantic movie and with a scene and writing like that, no wonder.

    Your words remind me of a song a friend used to sing in church - lead worship with actually - about craving Jesus' touch. I can't remember the title, but it was like being wrapped in his love and actually feeling Him touch us.

    But a couple of senior members of the congregation saw it as physical love and expressed their disapproval. We don't sing it any longer. It's too bad, really because it was a beautiful love song.

    Oh, I just thought of another one that goes something like this...

    ...when I lift up my arms and sing out a love song to Jesus...

    You can see why I'm not on the worship team - I never remember the words.

    Thanks again, Niki.

    Anita Mae.


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