How Love Comes (Mike)

Advent 2023 – Week 4

Welcome to SoulStream’s Advent reflections. We are delighted to present this wonderful gift from Laurel Pritchard. This is the final entry this Advent as we complete a journey of paying attention, watching and waiting, and savoring every moment during this season.

How Love Comes - man giving speech at wedding reception
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How Love Comes (Mike)

by Laurel Pritchard

The perfect day had been filled with words.
Beautiful, true, heart-felt words.
From the pastor to the waiter, each offered
kind words to the happy couple,
and all of them were good.
At the end, the groom’s father
stood up. He is a man of few words.
During the day, he’d smiled and offered his help.
As I remember it, he said,
“We love you, Al.”
And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
It was all that needed to be said
about our girl,
who is now theirs, too.

This is how Love comes
in well-placed words.
We come all carefully constructed
and it simply undoes us.

What words helped you to notice love this week?


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