I write this as the Webshepherd, a.k.a. my husband, works hard to clean carpets and get things ready for the arrival of our son. You see, these things didn't have to be done, but because they were important to me, he is willing to do them.
We are coming to the end of a difficult pregnancy. Not only was there emergency abdominal surgery in the middle, but I have been unable to work since then and have spent long weeks of bedrest and pain. Why do I share this? Well, it is another reminder that we have no control over many of the things that happen to us in this life. We do, however, have control over the decisions we make and whether we are obedient to God.
The Webshepherd and I met and got married in our thirties. Both of us had over 10 years as believers where we had the opportunity to date and marry those who werenít believers. And, we both have been tempted to do so. As time goes on, it is easy for one to want to be married and to try to take these matters into oneís own hands. I know all of the rationalizations, and some of them have made it into Baabaaís brain.
I write this from the other side. I am so thankful that I didnít succumb to the temptations of this world and take matters into my own hands. Having spent many years wondering if I would ever get married, all I can say is IT IS WORTH THE WAIT! I am so thankful that I married a believer. I married someone with whom I can share my goals with, goals of serving others and reaching the lost. I can count on him to hold to a standard that is right and true. I am grateful that we can raise our son with common values and a sense of Godís great love for him. The list goes on and on.
What more can I say? God knows what He is talking about and His ways save us from ourselves. May we always strive to know His will, trust His faithfulness, and be obedient to His plan for our lives.
And so I thank you, Webshepherd. Thanks for making me laugh at Lionel and his friends, and for challenging me to think. Thanks for your constant love and support. And thank you for showing me daily that Godís ways are better than I could ever dream of!