I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
in love and compassion.
I will betroth you in faithfulness,
and you will acknowledge the Lord.
I am betrothed to the Lord forever.
I am betrothed in righteousness,
for he has made me holy and whole.
I am betrothed in justice,
for he will create me as he intended.
I am betrothed in love,
for he holds me in his heart.
I am betrothed in compassion,
for his eyes look gently upon me.
I am betrothed in faithfulness,
for he never lets me go.
I will acknowledge the Lord.
~ t. w.
I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you,
"Do not fear; I will help you."
"Hey, Tuck, look. Mommy has a tattoo. Be careful, buddy, it's a little sore."
He touched it gently, carefully tracing the letters.
"It's okay, Mommy. God will heal it."
"He will. But it will always be there."
Such wisdom in his words.
It's okay: God will heal it, but it will always be there.