We were running late. He had to make coffee for our church event and he didn't want ladies to be without their coffee. We pulled up to the church and both jump out ready to get the task we needed done accomplished.
I ran around to his side of the car to give him a quick kiss. "Thank you so much for your help with this, I love you and don't deserve you."
He laughed. "I don't deserve you!" he said. Running ahead I shouted back, "Well we are certainly blessed aren't we?"
We have been married a long time. 33 years in fact and over the years we have both wondered "What did I do to deserve such a loving spouse?"
Ever wondered that too? Maybe in a marriage or perhaps in something else. I know I have ask that same question of my relationship with God. "Lord, I don't deserve this, I don't deserve your grace....."
This might be a news flash for you. We don't deserve "it", meaning God's grace. We don't. We didn't do anything to get God's grace. There was no test, no action required on our part at all. We don't deserve God's love.
But oh how he lavishes it on us, blessing us beyond our wildest dreams.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is
not from yourselves, it is a gift from God Ephesians 2:8
Yes, he does love you that much. And all we have to do is accept this gift. Don't question it, just accept.
I am so thankful God saw fit to partner me with my husband. He is a caring, thoughtful man who remembers everything! We balance each other out so well. He keeps me on task and I remind him to have fun.
My life is not perfect. The threat of cancer hovers over us, reminding us how fragile life really is. Financial worries have caused us to call out to God for help. No, life is definitely not rosy, but it's a blessed life.
I think we will be old and gray and look at each other and marvel at how God gave us each other and possibly think 'I don't deserve you.' But we are so thankful God choose us to be together.
I don't deserve it, but I'm sure thankful for the gift of grace.
How about you? What are you thankful for today?