“Humility born of the awareness of our sinful tendencies is an essential character quality in mature Christians. As single women you should cultivate this humility and look for it in any man who might pursue you for marriage.” Carolyn Mahaney in Feminine Appeal
I like this “tongue-in-cheek” poem about a girl’s daydreams of marriage, revealing how shallow some of our values really are, even when they come to this most sacred of relationships: marriage.
One At A Time, Please
Monday morning brings delight
When she knows that Sam’s just right.
“Of course, that smile was meant for me!
We should get married in Italy.”
Tuesday dawns bright and fair
Until she’s shocked by Sam’s thin hair.
“Edward C. has locks divine;
A spring wedding would be sublime!”
But Wednesday brings still more surprise
When she looks at Ed’s cold eyes.
“Harry’s dreamy eyes so bright
Would match a silver tux just right.”
Sadly, though, on Thursday morn
She hears Harry’s laugh with scorn.
“Why, Freddie’s mirth sets birds off singing!
We’ll leave the church while bells are ringing.”
Unlucky Fred in Friday’s race,
Just can’t clinch the prized first place.
“My! That Tommy runs so fast
I think I’ve found “the one” at last.
On Saturday Tommy can’t impress
When failing to notice her brand-new dress.
Armand, who’s gentlemanly sweet
Will soon be falling at my feet.”
Sunday morning no joy brings
When sensitive Armand doesn’t ring.
“Oh, these boys are so… whatever!
I guess I’ll never marry. Never!”
Sunday’s service clears the air
As preacher John strongly declares:
“God’s got a spouse somewhere for you,
And if you wait, He will come through.”
She sat there nodding her head and smiling,
“He’s right; I’ll wait for God’s own timing.
My, that John puts things so clear.
We should get married by next year.”
Written by a young lady who exemplifies the antithesis of these shallow sentiments. Thanks, Tiff!