a southern {love} story

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The first stop on my summer travels was Memphis, Tennessee. This was my second time visiting Memphis. Last year I had visited, and my brother was starting his first year of residency, settling into a new place and single. It’s funny how quickly things can change within a year. Here I was back in Memphis after one year, and this time to witness and be part of my brother’s wedding. He met her last fall at the hospital and now they were getting married less than a year after starting dating.

Yes it happened all so quickly, yet it worked. Even in the short time that I’ve seen them together, I could see how they humbly seek after God together. I was so blessed by the entire time, through the wedding ceremony, and spending time with all of the family and friends gathered. The worship time during the wedding was so powerful. As we were singing  a song, One Thirst, I was so moved. I was overwhelmed by God’s love and His presence there. I know that there are greater things in store for the both of them as a married couple!

I know how at times when their siblings get married you can feel like  you are “loosing” them to another person, but I’ve already witnessed how I’m gaining so much from the two of them together. They are truly a beautiful couple on the inside and outside. Thank you for your continued love and support.

Lyrics from One Thirst by Bethel Live

You say to us seek Your face
Our hearts reply, Your face we seek
And come teach us Lord, reveal Your ways
Anoint us for the greater things.

We have gathered with one thirst and hunger
We’re here to drink of glory and wonder,
Here to cry out
Come and fill this place
Come and fill this place

And our single wish, our sole desire
To gaze upon Your beauty God
We will not rest, nor will we cease
Till with our eyes, Your face we see.

Pictures from my iphone using pudding camera! 🙂

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Stay tuned for more posts on my summer travels in the States!

fearfully and wonderfully made

Slice of Life Challenge Entry #12: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“You are fearfully and wonderfully made…”

I was sitting at my church listening to the sermon, and this line kept resonating in my soul. I’ve heard it many times and read it in the Bible over and over again. Yet, something about it on this Sunday, made me keep thinking about being here in Korea.  I was reminded of how every time I walk through the subway station to go to my church (Sinsa station), I see on both sides of the walls, large posters of advertisements on the walls. On these advertisements, all of them are plastic surgery ads. They represent different clinics and doctors’ offices for plastic surgery in that area. It makes me so sad every time I walk through the subway station because I am reminded that the society and culture values beauty in such a distorted way, that high school students often get as graduation presents, plastic surgery here in Korea. In response to that, I felt compelled to write a poem.

fearfully and wonderfully made

the potter made no mistakes on you

each curve, bend and bump was purposeful

He didn’t make you in the image of the photo-shopped magazine covers

He made you in His perfect image

God is most pleased when you find joy in being y o u

start looking in the mirror and look deep into your eyes

when you start seeing the reflection of God’s image

you will see what God sees

fearfully and wonderfully made