The story about us

It must have been about a year after I committed my life to the Lord.  I received valuable training at a local Bible school & soon realized that you need like-minded Christians around you if you want to remain standing.  I asked the Lord for a prayer partner; someone I could pray with on a regular basis.  I was still thinking about this, and when I closed my eyes, I immediately saw the face of a girl that I have never met before.  This has never happened to me untill then.  I did not know what to make of it.  I had some friends at Church,  but we drank more coffee and shared life;  it was a good time, but I now realize, it was not what I was longing for.  I was really lonely.

The youth of our church started doing daily prayer walks around the Stellenbosch university campus.  We walked and prayed every morning, must have been for more than a year.  My friends from church brought a girl along that recently joined the group.  I suppose you can already guess who that was.  Jip, the girl whose face I saw.  Now, she had a name too!  And, it just so happened that sidewalks around the university campus can only take 2 people walking next to each other & since the two of us pitched up without company, we ended up walking and praying together.  Co-incidence?

We started spending lots of time together, sharing, praying, laughing, straight through her year-end exam time at the university.  Probably my fault that she got lower results for chemistry (the subject, not the relationship type ;-). In one month, I think there was only one evening that I did not visit her – over a weekend that I went home to my parents.  She became my best friend.

I prayed a lot, to make sure this relationship is really God’s will for our lives, and not just my own loneliness talking, my wanting to belong.  Then God showed me another picture of the future, a picture of us together, there was lots of happiness. And a little bit of travels.  So I asked her whether she’d be able to spend a lifetime with someone like me.  Without hesitation, she said YES.  Seems she knew it was coming long before I did.   That was the start of our relationship.

10 days later, I asked her to marry me.  We have now been married for more than 15 years.

And that’s the start of the story about US.

About jacovr

1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy and acknowledge Him as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.
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