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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘The heart of her husband safely trusts her…’ Proverbs 31:11 NKJV

Oscar Hammerstein wrote, ‘Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay. Love isn’t love, till you give it away.’ We can be rejected by many, as long as we can come home and be loved by one. At times life will beat you down, so make your home a sanctuary. Here’s a story to help you do that.

He’d finally decided to ask his employer for a pay rise. Before leaving for work he told his wife about it. All day long he felt apprehensive. Finally, late in the afternoon he summoned the courage to approach his boss. To his delight he got the pay rise. Elated, he arrived home to a beautiful table set with the best china and lighted candles. Smelling the aroma of a specially prepared meal, he guessed that somebody from the office had called his wife and tipped her off. Finding her in the kitchen he shared the good news. They embraced before sitting down to a wonderful meal. Next to his plate he found a note that read, ‘Congratulations! I knew you’d get the pay rise. This dinner is to show how much I love you.’ Later, on his way to the kitchen to help his wife serve dessert, he noticed a second card that had fallen from her pocket. Picking it up off the floor he read, ‘Don’t worry about not getting the pay rise. You deserve it anyway. This dinner is to show you how much I love you.’ Acceptance! Love! She stood behind him no matter what-softening the blows, healing the wounds, believing in him. So the word for you today is-support your spouse!

SoulFood: Dan 5-7, Luke 22:47-53, Ps 103:1-12, Pr 10:13

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