If you will daily spread a banquet feast before each other's eyes,
You’ll never have to fret or worry if either one will stray.
If every time you look at him, your face with pride aglow,
His heart is yours, you can be sure, he will not walk away.
Delicious morsels filled with praise for who he really is
A man can’t get enough of those, but they must be sincere!
A dish of gentleness, that overlooks each other's faults,
May even wean that man of yours from sports, or nuts and beer.
A glass of laughter filled to the brim with bubbly joy,
Will serve him well to chase away those ugly blues.
I bet he cannot have just one, but will come back for more.
Don’t keep him tied with apron strings, controlling all his moves.
And then together drink your love,
served with delight and playfulness,
Don’t let your children or the folks use all you have to give.
Offer it up in many different and exciting ways,
Your married life will be a blissful way to live.
Don’t serve up selfishness, or jealousy or pride
Those don’t sit well, cause allergies or even indigestion.
Serve up the milk of kindness without self-righteousness
And faithfulness will never be in doubt or question.
And don’t forget to start this feast by speaking words of grace,
Accept the gift God gave to you with grateful, thankful heart.
Then if one’s ever tempted to taste what others have to offer,
Don’t dish out blame if you both haven’t done your part.
This banquet feast is one which both must keep abounding
What feeds his soul and spirit, nurtures her heart, her life.
With bounty in your home,
you need not fear to love and cherish others,
Because you trust each other perfectly as husband and as wife.
If Christ is King upon the throne of each one’s heart,
You’re in submission to His perfect Will,
Then He will lead you, give you strength for every trial,
Then He will guide you both to live eternally upon His Holy Hill.
Karin Ristau ©