Beverly Said Yes
The article below dated 4/22/78 is a page from Beverly's notebook that she kept in college. It is a blessing to both of us and a remembrance of God's wonderful grace in bringing us together. I remember standing and looking out the window at the mountains across from the college and being filled with anxiety because I wanted Bev to say yes so very much! When I walked back to her she was smiling and she laughed a little, and perhaps it was a nervous laugh. When she laughed I asked her if she thought I was a clown and then she said "yes." I thought she meant yes you are a clown but she was saying yes, I will marry you. Beverly makes mention of that below. I was so stunned by her answer that I could only hang my head in silence and gratitude while thanking the Lord. That day was the beginning of many great blessings to both of us.
In the Student Union
Rick asked me to marry him
this afternoon again, but this time
it was really serious & the Lord
told me I needed to answer and make
a decision. I began to pray quietly
& then Rick began to pray & the
H.S.’s presence was very real with us.
I talked to the Lord extensively
about this decision (2nd in
importance only to accepting Jesus
in my heart) & he said “yes.”
So I finally was able to say
yes after Rick asked me something
else & I said “yes.” But I told him
it wasn’t yes to something else but
to marriage. All he could do was pray
and keep his head down. We both felt
so weak & without any strength
in ourselves. The Lord told me
it is only“in him”that we
could do and be anything for His
glory. If we keep looking to
Him & coming to Him, He’ll
be able to do with us as he pleases.
Amen. I’ll never forget
this day for the rest of my
life. The Lord had, and has
everything under control!
Thank you Jesus!
A Poem I Wrote For Beverly While We Were In Bible College