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Friday, May 30, 2008

Seek Ye Out the Old Paths

For those of you who may be wondering if I have fallen of the face of the earth . . . I thought I would let you know that I am still here! Maybe not here in the blog sphere, but still alive. : )

Last night my family and I were watching The Waltons again. During one part of the episode Grandma told John-Boy about the first time she was kissed.

He asked, "How did that make you feel?"

She replied, "Well I thought I was going to have a baby!"

John-Boy laughs.

"Don't laugh at me."

"I'm not laughing at you Grandma, I'm just wondering how you could be so innocent and still be kissed."

Grandma said, "Well he took me by surprise."

"I can see Grandpa doing that."

"Well . . . it wasn't your Grandpa who kissed me first. It was someone else."

"Does he know that? Have you told him?" John-Boy asks.

"No! Do you think I would tell him that I was kissed before I was married? No! And you better not tell him either."

What innocence! I couldn't help but laugh when Grandma said she thought she was going to have a baby! If that was the case, there would be even more pregnancies out of wedlock.

I still believe God wants me to save my first kiss for my wedding day. A lot of Christians don't believe this anymore, but I do. Mama has told me many times about the temptations kissing will bring along. I don't know from experiance, but I belive her words of wisdom because she has been there before. The Bible says to "hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother." (Pro. 1:8) The Bible also says "Thus sayeth the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. . ." (Jeremiah 6:16) In the old days, it was shameful to be kissed before marriage. A kiss was a sacred thing saved for marriage. That's the way it should be. I know we are all flesh and we may not keep this commitment, but we should at least try our best.

So on my wedding day, adorned in pure white by the grace of God, I hope to recieve my first kiss without any feelings of guilt! Ah, that must be a glorious feeling!


Margaret Neufeld said...

I'm with you on that one. And lets face it, outside of marriage, I don't think guys actually have any physical right to our bodies. And it's not just physical purity but also emotional and keeping our minds pure, which is usually easier said than done.

God bless you dear sister.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for your comment Margaret! It is good to see that there are still girls who believe this way. Don't change your mind on this matter. I don't think either one of us will regret it!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for you Margaret. I was beginning to think I was old fashioned, yet it is refreshing to see that there are some morally strong young people left.