SIMPLY THE BEST!
Earlier on this week, I read the news that Justin Bieber decided to marry his wife again after one year! Whether you like Justin Bieber or not, or whether you think it is too soon to do a wedding renewal or not; I think it’s a great thing to stay grateful and appreciative of great things in your life – irrespective of what the world around us thinks or how such can be trivialised.
This week marks 26 years since I said ‘I do’ to the most amazing, considerate, loving and stylish husband ever – He is simply the best! Eddie and I met in our penultimate year in uni and became very good friends as well as prayer partners. Over the years, Eddie has shown leadership and love; and created many laughing moments in my marriage. For all this and for Eddie himself as a person, I am deeply grateful to God.
I remember Eddie saying to me as far back then that he will take care of me. I literally saw that displayed on a day when we were still students. It was during the examination period and there were so many students in the library and that meant there was nowhere to sit in the library. As Eddie and I got into studying while standing, I got exhausted and needed a seat. There was no option, but to decide to leave the library and go home. Eddie at that point said, don’t worry, I’ll get you a seat. I remember thinking, “how does he plan to do that?”. The next thing, he looked at a seat and said, that gentleman will soon stand up for you. Shockingly, after a couple of minutes, the gentleman sitting on it just stood up to leave and vacated the seat.
I was surprised but took the seat. I asked him what happened and he informed me that, he prayed! Wow, I was well impressed and even more so when we continued with our study time, I saw the same gentleman who left his seat come back looking for a seat. That was shocking to me and made me know that indeed this Eddie had a direct line to God!! But much more important was the fact that God who brought us together will always provide for us. It was really reassuring to see God show Himself faithful in our lives as far back as that time. That was over 30 years ago! And God is still faithful and showing Himself as such in our lives today.
I will like to use this little story to encourage you that God’s word of assurance about my life and yours gives us something to rest on. Isaiah 46:4 says;
‘I am your God and will take care of you until you are old, and your hair is grey. I made you and will care for you. I will give you help and rescue you.’
God is capable of taking care of you. My advise to you will be to rest in Him totally, allowing Him to make the choices for you, knowing fully well that at the end of the day, with Him everything will be all right.
Over the last three decades, I have enjoyed God’s help and goodness as He blessed me with a man that loves and knows the Lord; not only that, he also cares for me and shows it in the little as well as the big things of life. That’s genuinely why I say he’s simply the best! – so help me celebrate the gift of God in my life.
God is on your side!