Monday, September 28, 2015

Worth Being Known - Guest Post by Rebecca Jepson

This year I've focused the blog on my word for the year: Masterpiece. It's been all about finding our worth in Christ. I've had several guest posts, women from all different walks, stages, and ages, sharing about what this means to them. Today Rebecca Jepson is here. A dear friend I met two years ago through ACFW, Rebecca lives across the country but Facebook and email make that distance seem much smaller. Welcome, Rebecca:)

I imagine the following prose being spoken by a man with a soft glow of love in his eyes. 

“Woman, I know you. I know when you sit down, after the kids are finally in bed, one leg tucked beneath you in your favorite chair while you read. I know the way you stand in church on Sundays, unable to keep from half-dancing as you worship, one arm waving high in the air. Whenever we’re with crowds of people, you don’t have to say a word for me to know what you’re thinking. I know what each and every expression on your face means. I know all the routes you take each day, how you’ll go the long way around to pick the kids up from school, just so you can get the good coffee. I know how you like to sleep sprawled out at night, how you laugh sheepishly in the morning when you see you’ve hogged the covers. I know every quirk, every mannerism. Even before you speak, I can often predict exactly what you’ll say. That’s how well I know you.”

These words, taken from Psalm 139, sound like the words of a long-suffering, doting husband. One who has invested time in really knowing his wife. Whenever my husband spends quality time with me, that says something to me. It places worth on our relationship. We recently spent a weekend away together, at a beautiful resort in the Sierra Mountains. I marveled at the effect a truly leisurely dinner and long walks could have on my heart. I knew he loved me before, but during that weekend, I knew.

God’s love for us goes far beyond that. “You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it.” (Psalm 139:5, 6 NASB) Isn’t it wonderful to be assured that wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, God is with us? Friends, we’re loved, cared for . . . and so very, very known.

Rebecca Jepson is homebody who loves a good book, a cup of freshly ground coffee, and all things autumn. She's dreamed of being a writer since she was thirteen, and has been creating stories ever since. One such story, A Highbrow Hoodwink, is being published this coming January in Barbour’s "Lassoed by Marriage" romance collection. She lives in sunny Reno, Nevada, with her software engineer husband, Mike.  

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