When doing a life review for the past five years, I was pleased with what I saw. Besides working full time, I went through a personal crisis in our family. The personal ministry of members of the North Dakota Area Board carried me through where the local church structure failed to do so. God’s hand was in it all carrying me through and bringing me out the other side with more strength and growth. Don’t get me wrong, opposition came from all directions.
My heart leaped with excitement when the Lord revealed to me the topic for this month’s Pen in Hand. The research started out disappointing at first until it directed me to Jewish marriage traditions. I was not surprised at the explanation of the Torah (books of Moses) was considered a marriage contract between God and His people (Israel). I found revelation in the progressive steps of the marriage proposal of the Bride and Bridegroom.
The Scripture: Ephesians 6: 13-18
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand”
Our Nation was known as a Nation that stood as one nation under God spreading the gospel around the world; the good message of Jesus the Savior.