If you know my husband, you'll know that he's the last person that you'd ever expect to suggest that you need to watch a sermon online... but that's just what happened.
It was February 12th, & i knew even the night before that i wasn't going to church in the morning.
"Bess, i got nothing..." i told him, "Can you just take the littles to church in the morning?"
& so he did...
He packed up the bigs & left me at home with the tinies. When he came home, he said, "Babe, i think that sermon was for you... with your prolife stuff... i think you need to listen to it online."
"Whaddyou mean?" i asked. i'm not a fan of watching sermons online & he knows that... but he persisted.
"He talked about the paralytic's friends who brought him to Jesus. i think that's like you, praying at the abortion clinic. i know it's uncomfortable & hard, but i think you're doing something that needs to be done..."
& he left it at that...
& i didn't watch it.
Life is busy, Neil's out of town a lot, i have little people to feed, laundry to fold and blogs to pretend to write...
But then, one day he asked me...."Did you watch it yet? That sermon, did you see it? 'Cause i think that you should..."
& so another business trip came & i found myself with the time & the inclination to spend a half hour in front of my computer...
It felt like i received a love letter from my husband.
That he could see the eternal value in what so few support... & that he could hear a message of, "press on... keep going... don't stop..." & know enough to pass it on to his beleaguered wife...
is better than chocolate.
You can watch the sermon from February 12th HERE.
ps - i posted my heart over on the Calgary 40 days for life blog... i'd love it if you would read it. It's my constant battle - to be able to understand that my Saviour loves me - when i see myself so utterly unworthy. But this is the thing isn't it? He doesn't love me because i'm worthy, He loves me because i'm His girl. You can read my post HERE.