Today, I surrendered.
I surrendered a special friend to the exclusive care and love of God (because I could not hold him, today, the way I know he needs to held)!
I am promised, in marriage, to my husband and need to remain pure in it. My husband and I are "bound" by God (and in our case, God used "Heaven's Super Glue")!
I had to surrender my friend, today, because even though he is a man . . . even though he has needs, like every other . . . even though,"set apart", he desires to "come near '' . . . to be coveted . . . to consumed by another's love, attention and physical closeness . . . he cannot.
I, and he, belong to a church that asks "our shepherds" to be "Supermen". Our leaders can't simply "be men" they are asked to live "above" men"? I have never understood this! Given the question: What would Jesus do/ what does Jesus do? He loves. He touched. He kissed. He held.
He asks us to do the same.
I surrendered my friend to God today . . .
I surrender my church, this evening . . .