Friday, July 13, 2007

A Tribute Concerning My Wife

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

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord. (Prov 19:14)

This morning as my wife prepared to go to work and I prepared to go to the chiropractor and then to work, we discussed certain Scriptures and contemplated the rich treasure of the pure Gospel and the faith that this Gospel creates and nurtures. As I expounded upon these words from the Lord, my wife began to cry and said, “I am so thankful that you are my husband. What would I do without you?”

Well, let’s see. Without me, she probably would still be enjoying her vocation as an air traffic controller, which she sacrificed to follow me as her husband. Without me, she would probably have a nice bank account with a very tidy nest egg. Without me, she probably would never have suffered the continual pains of cubital tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compaction and the other repetitive motion injuries which she received working in menial jobs on account of being bounced from place to place as my wife. Then there are the many personal faults of mine that she must daily endure.

Yet because of what the Holy Spirit works in her through the Gospel, her response is: “I am so thankful that you are my husband. What would I do without you?”

What man could be more greatly blessed by the Lord? How can I ever give sufficient thanks to God for the helpmeet that He graciously provided for me, a helpmeet who loves the Gospel more than anything else in this world?

Truly, through the one who is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh, I have obtained favor of the Lord.

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