"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wednesday Wifehood

Last night was a scary night for some of the people in our church. My husband's boss, who goes to our church and is a good friend, fell from a ladder while working and hurt himself. He was rushed to the hospital and we all found this out at the tea party the women were having that night. It was wonderful to watch all the women gather around his wife and daughters and pray for them and for the man and to support them. My husband and I and our 12 month baby went to the hospital with some other friends to support the family.

I do have some points to this story. It was a very sharp reality check, to remember that life is so fragile and can end so easily. That could have easily been my husband. It reminds me that you don't have to be in some Middle Eastern country to die an unexpected death and our lives are all held in the hand of God. You would actually be safer in that Middle Eastern country if that's where God wants you.

On a positive note, it was very encouraging to see the women in our church rally around this family, to see support and concern and love. In a time when everyone is looking out for themselves, we as Christians can be recognized by our love. They will know us by our love for one another. I want to encourage you to show love and compassion to your fellow sisters and brothers, not just in times of crisis, but also in times of just trying to get through this life. Encourage one another, exhort one another, support one another. We are Christ's body to one another. Please, let's prove it to the world!

By the way, my husband's boss is okay. A sprained shoulder, a cracked rib or two and some problems with his knee. Considering what we feared (a punctured lung or worse) we can definitely see God's grace and protection over this man. It could have been much worse. Praise God!


Anonymous said...

I was also really touched by the love the poured out from everyone. You are an amazing sister! I love how you brought tea, chocolate and snacks to the ER. Always thinking ahead=)

I love you!



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