While on a trip to the store, a driver became careless and sideswiped a car while changing lanes. The driver of the damaged car was frightened and nervous. Tearfully she opened the glove compartment trying desperately to locate the required insurance documents.
Fumbling through maps and warranties, she finally found the small plastic envelop with the papers that she needed. As she began to open them for the police officer, her eyes focused on a note that her husband had written: “Dear Mary, when you need these papers, remember it is you I love, not the car!”
What a loving note from a caring husband! It’s what Paul had in mind when he wrote: “You husbands must love your wives and never treat them harshly.”
We husbands show our wives that we respect them and love them through kind and caring deeds. It is what we are obligated to do. What we do and how we treat our wives reflects and reveals the true nature of our love and heart of our character. At all times and in all situations we are to act consistently in ways that prove to our wives that we love them. Wherever we are and no matter what happens, our words and our actions must always demonstrate our love for our wives.
Prayer: Father, may we love our wives with kindness, tenderness, compassion, and thoughtfulness at all times. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Colossians 3:18-19 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.