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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