Acts of service … why?
Why should we “serve” our brides? I mean, aside from it tends to bless them, why should we?
To me it’s a specific case of the general – that we are to serve one another.
I have learned a great deal about serving from my friend Tom (his is one of pictures that rotates through the upper right corner). I came to understand that for Tom, serving is ministry, it is doing the work of the Kingdom, and obeying the bidding of the King. Tom does not serve for credit, for him the reward is in the serving. I know I can count on Tom, if I need him he’s be here – from 2000 miles away he’s be here for me if I called. How can I not love a man like that? How could I ever hold anything against him, how could I not forgive him if he did manage to offend me?
Take all that and apply it to your relationship with your bride – if you serve, her, if you learn to serve her as Christ serves the Church, won’t that have a deep and lasting impact on her? Serve her as God intended (we are SERVANT leaders) and she will respond with love.
Hey Tom, thanks – I’m a better man and husband for knowing you!