Sunday, February 26, 2012

# 4 A good husband - and the Word that feed us

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost. 
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
listen, that you may live.”  - Isaiah

Today was a rather tense day – especially round about the time I realized that I hadn’t gone for my international license! Now I’ll have to do it first thing Monday morning in the time I’d slotted for ordering tickets for Husband and Daughter # 4 and settling all the money matters.

My bags are almost packed now and our room is clean! But I’m afraid I was not very nice to my husband in the middle of it all.

And yet, he matters much more to me that the stuff. I am so often thoughtless with my words. I don’t say it the nice way. I forget the proverb that says:  “From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.”

The other day my sister and I were talking  about growing old and having to depend on people. She said that she figured the key was to be so gracious that people will love to help us.

Why don’t I practice that on my husband?!

I’m so grateful for a good husband – he’s part of the richness of my life.

John on tractor

As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower

and bread for the eater, 
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. – Isaiah

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