Monday, September 10, 2012

Love Never Grows Old

(My father-in-law Evon and his sister Ruby) 

He just turned 93; 
She is a century old. 
So much history between them -
So many memories they hold. 

 Though their bodies are ailing 
And their steps have slowed, 
The love so evident between them 
Has not grown weak or cold. 

The bond between brother and sister 
Is not built on shifting sand. 
Love is the strong cord that binds; 
All obstacles it does withstand.  

Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered. 
It keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
Love never fails.
 ~I Cor. 13:4-8~

Added note:
I am once again amazed at how God works!  I published the above post, returned to my blog, looked across to the sidebar and read these words from "Bible Verse for the Day" (and I'm putting them here because they will change tomorrow):
 “And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” 
(Isaiah 46:4)  listen to chapter  (Read by Max McLean. Provided by The Listener's Audio Bible.)



Anonymous said...

So very sweet. God bless them.

Dorothy said...

Love never fails! God is Love!
I like the print and colors in the lady's dress!

Kathy said...

My mother and her only surviving sibling are extremely close and talk on the phone several times a week. Mom turned 91 in August and her "baby brother" is 87. He was able to drive himself to come see her on her birthday. I always take their picture when they are together.

Daisy said...

I enjoyed this poem, Glenda. The verse is a wonderful one too. What a sweet picture of the two of them!

Nancy said...

Awww...Glenda, this brought tears to my eyes! The picture, your poem, and the Scripture are all BEAUTIFUL!!!

S. Etole said...

What a reminder that He is always with us through all the stages of life.

Southern Lady said...

What a precious picture and inspiring message, Glenda. Thank you for sharing it.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Sounds like the Lord affirmed your loving tribute!

thefisherlady said...

Glenda, I am always amazed at the beauty of the aged, though maybe weak or weary, they have lived so long and covered so much ground and have so much to share. On the days that I feel old I just think of my 91 year old Father-in-law and how even at 70 he found a book on the lives of important people in the world who began what they were famous for at 70 or older! People like Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein.
So at 70 my Father-in-law began writing the History of his times and has several grand books for his family of memoirs of his 91 years. I am 57 and to some that is old. Only the Lord knows the number of my days. I love surprises and if I get old I will be 'jolly' old! (that means in a happy way)
thank you for sharing about these lovely people. Truly made me smile.
I also enjoyed listening to the scripture. I have had a long work day on the farm and it was so relaxing to quietly listen...God's word is indeed life for me. Blessings dear friend!

Connie said...

I've been on a little vacation by the water and I've missed your blog. As I read the messages you send I'm always reminded of our great and mighty God and His care for us. Thank you for the reminders.

Anneliese said...

Beautiful - how you captured them and tell of their love - and then God's love and care, even to our old age. Thank you.

lil red hen said...

How wonderful they still have each other. And, isn't it wonderful how the word of God relates to everything in our lives?

Rebecca said...

Really beautiful, Glenda. And I DO love it when such "coincidences" happen...