One of the reasons I have endeavored to be a writer would be to hopefully to come to terms with my manhood, or being a man, when are you a man, what is a man, I didn’t really know.
I just knew that I did not feel like one.
Thursday night February 16th.
I have always felt akin to knights.
I have been called a gentleman, among other things.
I harken back to the days of chivalry and living by a code.
It sounds corny, I know, but I can’t help it.
In my deepest of hearts, “I am, Sir David, at your service.”
But until February 16th 2017 I didn’t even know I was a man.
Until God used a pastor friend of mine to ‘dub’ me a man.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”
My friend, as a pastor, along with his church and others have detected this missing component in men and boys for some time now.
Boys are caught in limbo for their whole life if not moved from one level to the next.
As a father I wanted my sons to be men. I didn’t really know exactly how, so I just did what I thought was missing from my life and according to others they are turning out ok.
My friend, Jim, knew what I was going through better than I did and towards the end of our talk he laid his hand on me and told me God doesn’t give manly tasks and responsibilities to boy’s.
It didn’t dawn on me until the next day what all had really transpired.
By the hand of God I have been ‘dubbed’ by The Sword of Mercy.
The Sword of Mercy or Cortana or in Latin Curtus, is a sword found in the Crown Jewels of England and is used by the Sovereign for official business only, one task being presenting knightships to deserving recipients.
It is a sword of mercy because the very tip is broken off of it.
Our Sword of Mercy is the very word of God, and there is no finer blade, sharper than any two edged sword..
I was elated when God had me do that little bit of research and I found in Latin the Queens sword is called ‘Curtus’ and my friends last name is ‘Curtis’.
God works in mysterious ways indeed!
The Bible calls us ‘instruments of His righteousness’.
I believe God placed Jim in my life for that very day, in order for me to know for sure that today I am a man!