“Not if he was the last man on earth!”

the story of Lisa & Matt Jacobson

Maybe it’s not all that unusual of a story.
Single girl meets single guy.
Starts with a letter.
Ends with a kiss.
Just another love story.

Except maybe for the part where we decided to marry six days after we met.

listen to Matt and Lisa share their love story on the FAITHFUL LIFE podcast

God is “the best maker of all marriages,” and I’m convinced that He loves to do it! He brought Eve to Adam. He prompted Eliezer’s prayer for guidance, and then answered it by matching Rebekah with Isaac. He arranged for Ruth to “accidentally” bump into Boaz, inspired Naomi when she counseled Ruth to consider this man who seemed so beyond her grasp, and fueled Boaz’s determination to finish the matter that very day.

This is a picture of God’s heart. This is what He wants to do for all His children. This is what He wants to do for me.

If someday I live out my love story in light of the gospel, who can help seeing the pure and unconditional love of Jesus? That’s an exciting thought!

(Elisabeth in "His Love Stories" at Boundless.org)

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A Cord of Three Strands: Three Centuries of Christian Love Letters

Follow the love stories of those who served in public positions such as soldiers; martyrs; and pastors through the letters they wrote to their loved ones. Thomas J. and Mary Anna Jackson; John and Margaret Winthrop; Henry Martyn and Lydia Grenfell; Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maria von Wedemeyer; Christopher and Margaret Love; John and Mary Newton; Charles and Susannah Spurgeon… Read in this book love letters which encourage us to stick close to Christ and the importance of having him as the third strand in our relationships particularly in the face of life-threatening adversity!

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