Sunday, October 05, 2008

late revelation

"face each other and hold your hands, palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you. these are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and vibrant with love, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other all the days of your lives..."

he looked up from his hands, in hers, and gazed at her face. when his eyes finally met hers, he realised that she loved him more than he could ever hope to return. and right there and then, he knew that that revelation will keep him prisoner for the rest of his life. he was the weaker one in that union, the one who will stumble at the merest hint of temptation.

just then, the excitement and anticipation that was present in her face a moment ago disappeared. he snapped out of his thoughts and noticed that her eyes were brimming with tears eventhough her lips were still curled in a gentle smile. his thoughts were betrayed and she knew that his measure of love for her did not match hers.

"God, bless these hands that You see before You this day. may they always be held by one another. help these hands to continue building a relationship founded in Your grace, rich in caring, and devoted in reaching for Your perfection. may they see their four hands as healer, protector, shelter and guide..."

His grace. that was all that could save them now.

"we ask this in Your name, amen."

lishun at 8:08 AM