Husband Hunting

This morning as I awoke a little after 6 am I was excited as I saw from the upstairs hallway that the light was on downstairs. That could only mean one thing. My husband was still at home. Unusual because he is normally gone by then but the smell of toasted bread was in the air. A sure sign we was still home. As I descended the stairs I saw through the window that his car was still in the drive and when I made it to the bottom of the stairs the aroma of him, his cologne was lingering. Surely he is here. After 33 years of marriage I was still so excited to see him and be with him before he left and wondered what kept him here so late.

Elsie was dancing to go out so I did that and then hurried to the lighted living room where I was sure I would find him but the room was empty. No husband. Oh well he must be in his office, so I set off for that room. Again no husband. Ever the optimist, well maybe he’s in the downstairs bath. Nope. Slowly the realization comes to me that he is not here, but his car is here. I check the front driveway and see that our truck is gone. A total let down. I was so bummed. I missed him by minutes. I gave him a call and we talked, definately not the same as spending time with him.

I then moved on and settled down with my coffee and my bible and at that moment I thought, I can’t imagine what it would be like to look for God with such expectancy as I did this morning for my husband and never find Him. I am so grateful that when I open the pages of my bible, or as I look for Him in my life as I live it; in all the circumstances, afflictions and trials as well as all the love, joy and happiness within it I never find Him missing.

He is so faithful to His children. For He Himself has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Heb 13:5b and in Matt 28:20b he reminds us “Low I am with you always even to the end of the age.” In Jer 29:13 He says “you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” It is so comforting to know that He promises when we search for Him with all our hearts that we will never find Him missing as I did my husband this morning.

If you are not one of His children I pray you will consider becoming one. You will never find a love more wonderful than His.

Thank you Father for teaching me in the everyday ordinary things of my life. You are so faithful to Your children. ;)

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  1. Terry says:

    Hello My Sweet Frend! You are a “Bright Spot” to the end of my day! You help me stay “Focused” on my faith, especially with yesterday’s saddness in Boston. I know you too, have been praying for those folks. Blessings to you and your “Honey” of 33 years!! may you have 133 MORE!!! Love ya! Terry

    April 16th, 2013
  2. Beth says:

    Thank you so much Terry. I so appreciate that. Yes I have been praying for them all. Those things just remind me to love those around me and live my life because each day is a gift and we are not guaranteed tomorrow. ;)

    April 18th, 2013
  3. Joyce Lee says:

    I was cleaning out my inbox and came upon this posting of yours. I, too, marvel at the God we serve that He is ever present and is NEVER unapproachable or ‘missing” (giggle)! Thank you for the reminder!

    May 3rd, 2013

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