Today is Thursday, September 27th, 2012; Karen's Korner #2409

"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh."
~ Genesis 2:24 NKJV
Isn't it amazing that God did all of His 'creating of the universe' in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible? And then in the second chapter, he creates Adam and Eve and puts His 'favorite two people' together into a marriage relationship?
It's His plan and it continues to work today........when He is a part of it!
Today is the Welds' anniversary. Jim and I were married 43 years ago today!
We were married for five years when he was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Two years after that he had his first bypass surgery. He had just turned 37; I was 30. At that time, a surgery which is pretty common today, was concerned almost experimental. After his test, it was determined that 'Jim was not a candidate for the surgery'.
We were devastated; Jim especially. He was very sick. How would I take care of our young children, who were then 5 and 3, without him, he wondered.
At that time, I was tumbling through the Psalms and tripped over these words, which seemed to be just for me, for us:
"I want you to trust Me in your times of trouble,
so I can rescue you
and you can give Me glory."
~ Psalm 50:15 LB
That next morning, Jim and I prayed for "God's will to be done". We had no idea what that 'will' looked like.
Several days later the Chief of Staff of the coronary department 'just happened to look' at Jim's test results and told Jim that he would like to 'try' surgery with no promises of a positive outcome.
It is pretty obvious that outcome that it was a good one. Here we are many surgeries, doctors care, and prescriptions later, but Jim is still alive and enjoying a degree of health and life.
The one thing that Jim and I celebrate is that we didn't plead and beg God 'for only ten more years' or 'until the girls both graduated from high school'. We would have shortened what 'God's will' for our lives would have been.
God is good. And has good plans for us all of the time. Better than we could ever hope for, plan, believe!
Happy anniversary, Jim!!