We recently heard of a husband who was offered a job in a foreign country. When he called his wife to tell her of the opportunity he was certain she would say no, and he told her that he would do only that which she had faith for. Upon hearing the news she did exactly what he expected – said no. However, as soon as she hung up the phone she had a change of heart; She called him back to say she realized what an adventure this could be, and how fun to be able to share it together!
After I heard this story I was inspired by two things: First, the husband’s tender care for his wife and willingness to lead her gently, and second, the wife’s wholehearted commitment to follow her husband wherever he felt the Lord leading them. And not only follow, but joyfully run with him – encouraging him along the way.
What a perfect illustration of how Christ leads us, and how He desires us to follow. I have been personally challenged by how well I joyfully follow my husband’s lead. May we all grow in our wholehearted willingness to follow Christ wherever He may take us! It’s sure to be an adventure we’ll talk about with others – and who knows? Maybe they’ll want to follow too!