A Valentine's Memory
Don’t put your trust in mere humans.
They are as frail as breath.
What good are they?
What a weird verse for Valentine’s Day, aye? This verse, of course, applies to relying too much on doctors, governments, teachers, mentors, etc. But I’ll include positive relationships like children, parents, best friends, and spouses.
I LOVE my husband! I adore him. He takes care of everything because he likes me to be a queen in my house. He works hard at his job to provide for us so that I can focus on things I like - being with our kids full time, keeping a beautiful home, participating in ministry, homeschooling, crocheting and more. I love it! He is also a doting father, and our kids aren’t even babies anymore. He is a fabulous man. But he almost died one time. That was a scary week in the hospital followed by a long recovery back to health. It was never his intention to accidentally “let me down” like that. But as strong as he is, his life, like mine, is frail as breath; limited like mine.
This is what I learned. I ENJOY my husband, but I RELY on Jesus.
Jesus was with me when Rob was unconscious. And Jesus reassured me that no matter what happened, HE would fill in all the jobs and positions currently held by my husband. Thankfully, God restored my husband’s health and his strength. But I never forget upon whom I actually rely.
Psalm 121 NLT
I look up to the mountains--
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.
YOU are not frail. You never get sick, you never sleep, and you never let me down. I remember your presence so vividly in the hospital with Rob when I should have been scared out of my mind. ONLY YOU could do that, and I am so thankful, and I never want to forget that YOU are my SOURCE for everything, and I’m actually relying on you while I enjoy the fantastic husband you gave me. I love you and pray in your Son’s name, amen.