Authors-choice: Hope & Revival

The Man Who Really Loves His Wife

A couple were engaging in a dinner time disagreement. To the children’s amazement, their father jumped up from the table, grabbed two sheets of paper, and said to his wife, “Let’s make a list of everything we don’t like about each other.”

She agreed and proceeded to write. He, meanwhile, sat and glowered. She looked up and he began to write. When she continued listing complaints, he stared across the table at her. Again, when she looked up, he put pen to paper and continued writing. He stopped to watch her, and every time she caught his eye, he wrote again.

They finally finished. “Let’s exchange complaints,” he said.

They gave each other their lists. She glanced at his sheet and pleaded, “Give mine back!” All down his sheet he had written: “I love you, I love you, I love you.”

Their children have always remembered that moment with humor and fondness.

As much as I enjoy romance, it’s an unwavering devotion that I need the most. I need to know that love which says, “I will be with you through it all.” It is a face which can often be seen on parents and grandparents, on spouses, and even on very good friends. And it is a face which, when I gaze closely enough, I can see in it something of the face of God.

If you haven’t noticed that face lately, look closely. You might be surprised where you find it!