Sunday, January 23, 2011

Caught

Yesterday I caught my husband singing a love song...to someone else. And not only wasn't I jealous, but I was reminded again just how blessed I am. No, this is not a new version of "Sister Wives". And no, I haven't become so thoroughly progressive that I accept some kind of modern definition of love. It's just, I can't blame him.

The One to whom he sang IS perfect after all. It seems this One really did hang the moon and stars. And when my husband is focused on this One, he can love ME with a perfect love. And this One gave up His only Son to die for me (and you) so how can I complain when my husband sings to Him?

My husband loves the Lord, Yahweh, and seeks to put Him first in his life. That is, Andy loves the Lord more than he loves me. And I am so thankful. Truth be told, I love the Lord more than I love Andy. I completely believe that this is the reason that I have been married to this man for almost 14 years and love him more today than I did the day of our wedding. See, the Bible tells us in John "If you love Me, keep my commandments." That's Jesus talking, you know, Emmanuel-the "with us God". God in the flesh. And just what are some of His commandments for husbands and wives?

"Husbands,love your wives, just as Christ loved the church." Ephesians 5:25
"Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them." Colossians 3:19
"Wives,submit to your husbands" Colossians 3:18
"Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. " Ephesians 5:33

Not easy to do when we are acting in our own flesh and with our own interests. But if we love the Lord and put Him first, we CAN submit and respect our husbands. We CAN love our wives and treat them gently. And our marriages can be a live picture of the beauty and harmony that Christ demonstrated in His love for us.

Thank you Lord for a husband who loves you more than me and who I occasionally "catch" singing you a love song.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Loving Yahweh always seems to bring more peace and tranquility to all!
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googleguy said...

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