You became mine

Ezekiel 16:8 “Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you…I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you…and you became mine.” (NIV)*

Wedding Ring Quilt—A wedding gift from my grandmother

The Wedding Ring Quilt—A fitting wedding gift from my grandmother in 1985

Remember, when I became yours

You covered me with love

Claimed my heart and healed my soul

Sacred promise, solemn oath.

…..

So, let the world fall away

Words as arrows sent my way

Let them fall to the ground

Since this heart in you is bound.

…..

Now, I find I’m not my own

All I am is yours to hold

Voices call but yours I choose

Your life to win—this world to loose.

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by Patty Perkins

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As precious as the love of a husband, deeper still is the love of a Savior who saw and covered me with his garment of love. His oath is solemn and he holds me forever, filling a void an earthly husband’s love was never meant to satisfy. On July 18, 1974 I became his.

*The One Year Bible, November 6, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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