Thursday, October 13, 2011
The "I Love You" Spinach
However, in a marriage, it's all the little everyday actions that really show we love each other. All of those little ways in which we put our spouse before ourselves create an atmosphere of love in the house.
Even though it's been a long day at work, my husband sometimes takes a little detour to pick up treats for me at the candy store. We take turns doing the cat box so no one person has to do it every day.
And then there's the spinach. I was making dinner a few nights ago and I washed off a few handfuls to throw into the stew. I could have left the stray spinach leaves in the sink. Or I could pick it up myself. These are the simple little choices we make every day for our spouses.
While Phillipians 2:3 speaks not of marriage specifically, the exhortation to, "Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves," seems applicable to marriage as much as to other relationships. After all, we're called to serve our husbands and they are to love us as Christ loved the church. I can make my husband's life a tiny bit easier - or not. And he can do the same for me. The little choices we make in dealing with each other every day go far to set the tone in our home. What choices will you make?