Over the last month I have been amazed at how kind, gentle and caring Jesus’ love is for me. If in anyway He senses a disagreement even in my thoughts about His plans for me, immediately the plans cease. Believe me this is shocking because everyone I know (including myself) that has any amount of authority is disturbed whenever his or her plans aren’t followed. But Jesus is so kind, gentle and considerate that He quietly, like the Holy Spirit, flies away and leaves me to my own plans if I desire to do them.
As I’ve been continuing to observe this kindness, this wonderful refreshing relationship that I have been discovering with Jesus, this morning I woke up and the Lord said, “Can you love Sandy as I love you?” Wow! The question flabbergasted me because I know in the natural I am completely incapable of loving her that much. But I prayed and said, “Jesus, if You will teach me how to love Sandy like you love me, I’m willing to learn.” Jesus responded very kindly by saying, “Yes, I’ll teach you.”
I was driving late last night (but still feeling perky enough to keep going), and Sister Marilyn, who was traveling to L.A. with us, was asleep beside me in the passenger seat. As I continued down Highway 5, I felt a slight whisper of sleep falling upon me. At that moment a tiny soft hand slipped under my open palm, which was resting on the center console. It was Sandy, who was in the backseat. Without saying a word she gently gripped me and lovingly conveyed,”Stay awake, and drive on, you handsome king of my life!”
All of that just in a touch. Yet Jesus has even more than that in His touch. Hers was the perfect gesture at the perfect moment ~ complete perfection in love. So it is with Christ’s love for us. It is perfection, even in the smallest moments.
Today I am officially enrolled in Jesus’ school, “How To Really Love Your Wife.” Wow! This is so exciting! I wonder what kind of degree I’ll be receiving and if I can graduate. Praise God, I hope so! I hope you husbands also want to enroll in Jesus’ “Love Your Wife School”. I hear there’s some very private and secret surprises that are Xed out ~ and it’s all fun.