Once upon a time,
a guy and a girl had a very important conversation around their youth leader's dining room table. It was very late and the youth leader's wife and children were in bed.
The youth leader himself was pretending to be asleep on the couch about 2 feet away, listening and enjoying every minute.
The guy waxed eloquently about his love for the Lord and his goal in life, which was Heaven.
He summed it up by saying that he thought the girl would "not be a rock in his shoe on the path toward Heaven" and because of that he was wondering if she'd want to walk the road together.
The girl whole-heartily agreed because anything that had to do with THIS guy AND JESUS was her dream come true!
She drove away from the house VERY happy, even though she wasn't quite sure what it would all entail but the Lord knew and when it unfolded it became:
Their own 3 year version of 'courting' since they'd never heard of it back then,
which led to an engagement of 6 months
and then a glorious wedding in which their purity was celebrated
and is now, almost 17 wonderful years of marriage!
When the guy and the girl reminisce about that conversation, the guy gets a twinkle in his eyes and says he was right about the girl... She didn't turn out to be a 'rock in his shoe.' She's been 'more like Dr. Scholl's insoles!' Then they laugh at how funny and unflattering that sounds. ; )
The girl feels VERY blessed that he picked her and she is honored to travel that road with such a Christ-like guy!
"For here we have no continuing city but we seek the one to come." Heb. 13:14
"..whose builder and maker is God." Heb.11:10