Got to Get You One of These — Unless . . .

The Lord gifts you for Kingdom-advancing singleness.  Still, my wife is a brilliant mercy from the Lord to me.  This is from my diary last night:

Was strangely warmed in heart at the word’s of my ever-maturing wife.  Wisdom and biblical beauty have become her consistent adornment.  This evening she spoke to me of many prayers on my behalf, prayers that I confessed to her had been wonderfully answered even within hours of her asking.  Of peculiar warmth was her admonishment to feel with sinners, to be burdened by their sin, to distinguish between the love of preaching Christ’s Word and loving those to whom I preach.  This was a coal, I think, plucked from the very bosom of Christ.  Oh, it does glow still.  What a kindness the Lord has shown me in giving her to me as a precious stewardship.  She is a brilliant corrective and balancing beam for me.  And of late, the Lord has made use of her as a gentle spur in many the hearts of men and women, most of all mine.  May the Lord prosper His work of grace in her.  It cannot but lead to more and more fruit for His glory.


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