Yesterday I sent my husband and my oldest daughter off to camp. This was the first ministry event Chris or I have been apart of that we have not both attended! A little melancholy about that but even worse that he has absolutely NO PHONE SERVICE! I cannot share in God’s work through him even via the telephone! YIKES!!!!
Some may say that is sheer co-dependency but I say it is a divine partnership! Who would not want to be in the midst of a person who translates RESPECT in a way that you almost want to turn around to see if someone REALLY important is behind you! He gets it! To love, honor and cherish. He accepts me for the creation God made in me.
I often think of what our life would be like if Christ were not at the center of our marriage. We once trotted down the path of self-reliance, then we took the road less traveled. The total dependence on Christ. The twists and turns of blind faith only to experience the gushing wind of peace as you glide into the upward slide out of that winding turn. Even as I punch the keys on my computer I get all tingly just thinking about the love I feel for my life-partner. Fully realizing that without my relationship with my heavenly father the latter would be IMPOSSIBLE!
Christ gives us the ability to see through His eyes of love, feel through His heart of compassion and give through His hand of mercy. He not only commands us to love like He loves but He showed us countless examples himself.( Mark 12:30-31)