Sunday, March 21, 2010
His reply brought such joy to my heart
I wasn't expecting it ..
At times,I am random with questions.
Once in awhile I just blurt out an investigative, or maybe it is just inquisitive ...
(Ashli would correct me on this) ... question about something ...
We were tucked in bed, our jammies on, with covers pulled up to our noses,
I could hear his breathing begin to deepen
which usually means, "too late for conversation" not a good time for getting a
I felt daring so I
boldly blurted out, "What are you most thankful for? I mean what do you feel was the
best thing that has ever happened to you in your whole life?"
I am ashamed to say, I wasn't expecting his answer ... my mind just wasn't on it at
the moment ... I thought he might say, "The day I met you!" or "The day you became my
wife!" Yep, that is where my mind was at! I confess! At that moment, it was all about
It didn't take him very long to reply ... seconds, perhaps ...
I will treasure the word he spoke to me in that precious moment for the rest of my
Tenderly, beautifully, sincerely, appreciatively, assuredly he said,
The perfect answer ... beautiful ... it stirred and convicted my heart.
It was if my own gratefulness for my salvation had been measured and left wanting.
Speechless, I lay next to him in awe of his answer as his breathing moved in time
with the rhythm of my mind. A rest settled over me, peace, sweet, satisfied peace.
His reply continues to echo in my mind ... If salvation is the most treasured
of all things to him... the thing he is most grateful for, then I feel safe with him.
I feel sheltered, I can rest, trust, and lean on him, not as Lord, but as
friend, spouse, beloved.
He went on to sleep, while I rose up to praise. Oh, I didn't leave his side, but my
heart began to rejoice, not only for his salvation, but for mine. Baptized in
gratefulness, I lay beside him pondering the gift of my salvation and the gift that
his salvation has been to me. The gift of the journey, yoked with the one I love who
is yoked with the One we love. Together, together on our way through life with
eternal life on our minds.
Grateful meditation beckoned me on to the place of sweet dreams.
So, random question for you ... what is the best thing that ever happened to you in
your whole life! I pray your answer is salvation. That is the perfect response!
Romans 10:9 "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."