The following post is from a series of emails I wrote to my girlfriend at the time, whilst on a trip to Africa. She is now my wife, so I did something right.
So I’m trying to do everything at once, and it’s stressing me out! So today, I am going to go camp up a mountain. Unfortunately we haven’t left yet (Mohau is late, surprise surprise, the South African isn’t on time), and it gets dark soon.
Oh well. Sorry we couldn’t talk earlier, and sorry that I was so distracted. I love you anyway, I just need to do loads of stuff here, and talking to people gets in the way. I’m not as bad as when I’m in my house, but it’s also not far off.
Anyway, with that I’m going to love you and leave you. I am enjoying it here, it’s just that I have responsibilities too. Responsibilities suck.
“The Master did not give explicit direction regarding virgins, but as one much experienced in the mercy of the Master and loyal to him all the way, you can trust my counsel. Because of the current pressures on us from all sides, I think it would probably be best to stay just as you are. Are you married? Stay married. Are you unmarried? Don’t get married. But there’s certainly no sin in getting married, whether you’re a virgin or not. All I am saying is that when you marry, you take on additional stress in an already stressful time, and I want to spare you if possible.”
1 Corinthians 7:25
I searched ‘stress’ in The Message, and this came up. Rather apt, eh?
Blessings and love,