Today Vicki and I are celebrating our first kiss. I asked for “just one kiss” before leaving her home. It was the very first day that we meet in person. We met online, widow and widower seeking to love and to be loved. Vicki got my attention and sealed the deal when she said “Yes” to that first kiss.
Wanting to share this special day with friends I searched the Scriptures for the word kiss. Jacob kissed his father, Isaac, while pretending to be his brother, Esau. Jacob ran away, kissed Rachel for the first time when they met, and had to wait fourteen years before her father said yes. Remember the bride in the Song of Solomon? “May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is more pleasant than wine.” Then there was Judas, the traitor’s kiss.
We are long past our first kiss (6 years later) and blessed far beyond our imaginations. The following verses describe the faithfulness we have found in Jesus, our Lord God who brought us together.
“*I will hear (let me hear) what God the Lord will say.
For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones;
And may they not turn back to *foolishness. (self-confidence) Certainly His salvation is near to those who *fear Him, (revere)
That glory may dwell in our land.
Graciousness and *truth (faithfulness)have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
*Truth sprouts from the earth, (faithfulness)
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,
And our land will yield its produce.
Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.” (Psalm 85:8-13 NASB)
Well, back to gardening.
Thanks for listening to this old man talk about things that matter. “Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.” (1 Peter 5;14 NASB)