Thursday, October 06, 2011

Devotion

My mom sends me daily devotions from Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham's daughter. Every day I devour the new devotion like a starving animal. I love what Anne has to say about the love of God and our relationship with that love, it literally feeds my soul. Today's devotion is so timely for our world that is failing miserably in marriage. It's also a poignant reminder to not take our marriages for granted. I've reproduced the devotion in its entirety below. I hope you're blessed by Anne's words.


The Marriage Maker

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22, NKJV

My father once received a handsome Swiss watch from some good friends. After he had worn it for a while, the watch stopped working. When my mother took it to the local jewelry store, the repairman said he was very sorry, but he could not fix it. So Mother took it to another repairman and another. They all said it was beyond mending.

Not too long after that, my mother happened to be going to Switzerland, so she tucked the broken watch into her bag. When she arrived, she arranged for the watch to be sent to the company that had made it, explaining that it had broken and no one could fix it.

Within a short period of time, she received the watch in the mail, running like new. The company that had crafted it had no trouble at all in making it work again.

Marriage is God's idea. He "crafted" it. If your marriage is broken, all the "repairmen" or counselors you take it to will be unable to fix it. Take it to the Creator Who made it in the first place. He can make it work again.

1 comment:

Natalie Ensor said...

I was blessed. Thank you. Not that mine is broken but just as a reminder when things get rough.