Inverted Comfort and Joy this Christmas

by - December 07, 2013

"She was a soft creature." That's how he described her. "She just fit right up under my arms if we were both standing without shoes on. And she would look up at me in that way that was hers ... every day until the day she died."

Describing his wife was only part of the video, and not even the point. But his description grabbed me.

Is there a better boast from a man of his wife? "She is a soft creature."

His is the example of true marriage: a woman completing her husband, his helpmeet. A husband adoring her for what she adds to his life, fullness.

And then we stop being the picture of marriage, and are the true marriage.

Christ can be God all by his lonely self. But he wants me by his side, his companion. I make him look good and bring Him pleasure.

To say so brings rapture, bold, scandalous rapture.

He wants me by his side. Me.
His child, I make him happy. I make him happy!

Do you see yourself as his comfort and joy? You are.

"For I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine" (Isaiah 43:1).

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  1. Oh, that we would all have such a heart of gratitude.
    Thank you for bringing me tears this morning
    and smiles.

  2. Such beauty. Thank you. I'm visiting from Sandy's place today.

  3. My husband is what I can count on consistently forever. It's been 28 years. Trusting, loving is a consistent part of my life. Good reminder and thank you for sharing.

  4. one of my joys is having had a marriage like his. it's what keeps me sane these days.


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