It's taken me two months, but I've memorized James 1.
Sometimes it sounds like it's in the GMMV--Ginger's Mixed-Up Memory Version--an amalgamation of different versions of the Bible I've studied over the years.
I stumbled over James 1:12 when I was learning it.
My teacher-perfectionist brain wanted to say something like, "...he will receive the crown of life God has promised to those who
ace the test!
pass with flying colors!
meet or exceed the standard!"
But it doesn't say any of those things.
It says,"When he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life God has promised to those who love Him."
To those who love Him.
Several times this week, as my husband has been standing his test, I've lain in bed at night with tears saying yes to His will, even if it scared me a little. A lot.
A friend told me that I was allowed to pray "wife prayers" this week, the ones that rarely get further than,"Keep him safe."
As we count down the hours today until Big Red's plane lands, I want to have stood the test so that I can share in what Christ has done through him this week.
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