A local college puts on a Christmas cantata and I went last night with all the kids. They were a little distracting so given the chance I had a date and went again tonight. It was powerful and brought back some fun memories. Getting dressed up for a Fine Arts, giggling and prepping with the girls before hand, watching out the windows for our dates, Vespers, orchestra, roses, watching Wayne play the drums, seeing Ginni in the choir, eyeing up the competition (Dan had alerted me to who my competitors were), chatting with Suanna, the excitement of Dan’s presence . . . what fun.
They ended tonight with a piece centered around the song “We Shall Behold Him” reminding us of our Savior’s second coming. My first thought was, “I will get to see Dan again.” And I had to remind myself that Jesus was the reason I was doing this – Jesus, not Dan. Jesus will be the first one I need to see.
And still, my relationship with Dan continues to show me how to love my Lord.