Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Precious and Few (by Carolyn)

"Precious and few are the moments we two can share.
Quiet and blue like the sky I'm hung over you.
And if I can't find my way back home,
Aw...it just wouldn't be fair
Cause precious and few are the moments we two can share.

Baby it's you on my mind, your love is so rare
Being with you is a feeling I just can't compare
And if I can't hold you in my arms,
Aw...it just wouldn't be fair
Cause precious and few are the moments we two can share."

That popular song of the early 70's by Climax came to mind last week when a friend asked me why I always run home leaving our girlfriend gatherings early. I was caught in an apparent contradiction. When I arrived I expressed frustration that my husband surprised me and came home that night instead of going on a planned, overnight, work related trip. As I tried to explain, they assumed he insisted I be there, but that wasn't true. I wanted to be there with him. I wanted to go home. I realized nobody, but another Christian sister understood. I could see feathers ruffle as friends thought I did my husband's bidding.

My marriage and my husband are very precious to me, as are my friends!

Over the next few days I thought a lot about it. What are my priorities? Have I got them in proper order? What is the proper order and why?

Jesus first. He comes first in my life, but how do I show Him that? When do I show Him? Do I really love Him with "all my heart, all my soul and all my mind"? No. I confess I do not, but I ought! I must trust Him to keep me faithful to Him first, for "He will never leave me, or forsake me." Others, including my husband, may not be with me until the end. Jesus will be, even though I am, at times, unfaithful and unloving. I trust Him to keep me. "And I know Whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able, to keep that which I've committed unto Him against that day!" "Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep." He is the Keeper of my faith, my body and my soul!

This life is fleeting and oh, so temporary. Every moment is precious and altogether too few. So, as Jesus says, "As long as Today is called Today" there is still time to show my love to Him, to my husband, my children, my family, friends and neighbors. May God help me to understand and make the most of the time left. May I make much of Jesus as often as I can and show and share His love as long as I have breath. If I do that, I can trust Him with my priorities!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful application from a social moment. I remember many times that we have discussed the proper order of things - God first; spouse next; everyone else after that. Not because we ought to, but because we want to!!