Wednesday, December 06 2017
I was Christmas shopping with my daughter today with the goal of getting it finished. I am normally one of those people that cut it close. This year I am trying to finish "early" because of my schedule this month. The one I am having the hardest time with is my husband. Our anniversary is 5 days before Christmas. Who had that idea was a bit nuts (me!) but the church looked fabulous! So I am really looking for something special for our anniversary, it's the big 30 this year. After all my husband took us to Scotland, what can I find that even comes close. Then my daughter, who is also shopping for him, said "You both deserve a private island but all I can afford is a candle". Stop. Right. There. I tell her the gift doesn't matter, it's the giver but my actions are saying something different.
One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Little Drummer Boy". I am a poor boy too. I have no gift to bring that is fit for a king. Shall I play for you on my drum. I needed the reminder today that my focus was out of focus. We are celebrating a gift beyond price. The gift of our Savior coming to earth to give us a gift. We are all "a poor boy too" that has no gift to bring that can compare His. What a blessing that Jesus isn't looking for any comparisons. He is asking us to give back to Him what he gave us, our life.
I discovered the perfect anniversary gift. It wasn't in any store. It was hidden in my heart. What I give to my husband everyday in our marriage is a wife who lives by Prov 31:11-12 "The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." A wife that is committed to this lifelong journey and loves being his wife.