An archetypal handmaid of the LORD


SangeethaMy beloved wife, Sangeetha Johnson Paul, celebrates her birthday on the 6th of March, each year, and this year, as I pondered on what to write, here are a few words that came to mind, that I penned …

Nine days before the ides of March,
did my wife arrive on earth as a torch,
to warm and light the lives of many,
emulating the love of Christ to all and any.

“Whoso finds a wife obtains favor of the LORD” states the Holy Book
which I can verily, verily, aver as true in my life, when retrospectively, I look.
A daughter, sister, mother and wife, are ways that I can have her entitled,
but most of all, a handmaid of the Lord, is what she is – an archetypal.

In all decisions, she makes, she questions “What Would Jesus Do?”
and follows God’s leading hand, guiding me in our life’s pas de deux,
in matters of life that matter, that is, in giving, forgiving and love
expressing always her faith in action, guided from above.

Nine days before the ides of March,
did my wife arrive on earth as a torch,
not put under a bushel, but standing tall,
emulating the love of Jesus Christ, to me, our children and to all.

Luke 1:38 (KJV)
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Proverbs 18:22 (KJV)
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

Matthew 5:15 (KJV)
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

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One thought on “An archetypal handmaid of the LORD

  1. Wow!! Awesome Dear Mano. An Awesome Gift to Dear Sangeetha. Love, Prayers and Kisses. Amma.

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