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.
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, http://www.theheraldtimes.com./ 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.