Thursday, February 23, 2012

Revelations of Old... and New

It was an OLD study Bible.  The kind where all the numbers were in Roman Numerals.  The edges of the pages reflected years of use and the leather binding was warn and frayed on the edges.

In its vintage, it was remarkably well taken care of and there it sat on a shelf with two younger siblings in a room meant for various meetings.  This meeting had us opening pages to Ephesians 2.

The old Indian woman sitting beside me, barely younger than this particular Bible, had either mis-read or wasn't paying attention... I couldn't say which, but I glanced over to see "Ephesians V" at the top of the faded white page.

We had flipped through that Bible together, other than its wear, I saw that it was flawless.  But here, in Ephesians 5, something was remarkably different.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  
- Ephesians 5:22

RED ink underlined this passage, drew a line to the top margin and scribbled in small, barely legible cursive:

 "Many Christians today are not on fire for the Lord."
I was moved as I realized, as wives (and even husbands) if we wholly, completely and truly submitted to the Lord... ON FIRE for Him... we would not have a problem "submitting" to our husbands.  We wouldn't have trouble with honor, respect, and a slew of other mutually beneficial attributes in marriage.... even when we don't agree.

I may be crazy... but it is a thought.

Be on fire... be blessed,

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