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

life ...

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."


Ashli said...

How about a Query or Inquiry..

myletterstoemily said...

a precious husband who loves
the Lord's gift of salvation like
that is worth more than rubies! :)

Corrie said...

This was beautiful! Thank you for sharing!