GOD GAVE ME YOU
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebecca and she became his wife, and he loved her. (Genesis 24 v 67)
The Lord works in mysterious ways, and the story of how you met may reflect the mystery of His working in your lives. As you think back on your story, you can probably point back to those moments that cemented your conviction that God had brought you together. The songwriters would play up the romance, and the cynics would credit faith. But the psalmist has it right when he marvels, “Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139 v 16)
God brought the two of you together, and you have vowed before Him and before many faithful witnesses to stay together. You have weathered the storm of job lay off together, you have weathered the storm of cancer together, you have weathered the storm of family gathering with the in-laws, you have weathered the storm of losing a parent, sibling, a child. Whatever form your storm may have taken, you overcame. Now, to celebrate the storms you’ve survived, how about going to one of your favorite dating destinations? Revisiting that significant spot might be a fun reminder to you both that “God gave me you.”
LOVE IN ACTION
Think back to your dating days and the reasons you knew your spouse was the one. On a date, talk about some of those words or actions that helped you know that God’s plan was for you two to be together. What are some of the storms you have already weathered together? What enabled you to do so? What are you doing to be sure those factors are in place for the next storm?
P R A Y E R
Thank you, Lord God, that even as you keep the planets in orbit, you care enough about our hearts, our lives, our growth into Christlikeness that you gave us each other for the journey. Just as you gave Rebecca to Isaac, let us cherish each other. Help us to be more thankful and appreciative as we remember that our spouse is a gift from God.