Although the days are flying past and the wedding date is rushing upon us I wasn’t concerned.
My husband’s outfit hadn’t been purchased yet, but I was trusting in the Lord.
He had already spoken to my heart about it.
In fact it had been more than once that His gentle voice said,
Do not worry, I have it all in hand.
So, when my husband looked at me on Saturday and said, “Let’s go buy my outfit for the wedding,” I was excited, but not anxious.
When we arrived at the store, I realized I had forgotten my dress.
My husband suggested we go look anyway.
After all it doesn’t have to match exactly.
To our pleasure and surprise he found some slacks which were not only a great color, but also on sale!
From there we headed to the ties.
I’d been praying for my hubby since we got up that morning.
He has a bad back and he’s been suffering neck pain for a while now.
I could tell his neck was really hurting.
So my mind wasn’t on the shopping.
I think that’s why it caught me off guard.
We found the ties.
Blues, black, tan,…no gray, not even one.
“Well,…we can try somewhere else.”
“No, I think I have a gray tie that will work.”
My brow crinkled up as I tried to recall all the ties in the closet.
Unfortunately, I didn’t just trust my husband to know what he was talking about, nor did I stop and pray.
“Babe, the only gray tie you have is the one from my dad and it won’t work.”
He didn’t argue.
He turned toward the check out and said, “I need to go.”
I realized he was hurting.
I saw that I’d stopped trusting.
I began to pray silently.
We had other stops to make and when we reached home he tried on his pants.
My time in prayer had restored my peace.
The slacks were very nice.
His white dress shirt went well.
He retreated to the closet to find his ties.
I followed, just because.
To my surprise and delight he drew out a beautiful gray tie with stripes.
Honestly, I don’t remember ever seeing it before and said so.
“I got this for Oreste’s wedding.”
It matched perfectly.
When my husband went to Oreste’s wedding, our Bell went too.
It is a special memory.
This tie is so much more meaningful than a new one from the store.
As I fingered it, I remembered the Lord’s voice.
And thanked Him for all His faithfulness.
He truly has every detail in His hand.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for this added blessing of the tie which will hold even more memories as my husband walks our daughter down the aisle. Lord, truly You are the beginning and the end, and Your understanding is beyond anything I could ever imagine. Thank You for bringing something so small into the last pieces of the planning. Thank You for loving us so much. I love You, Jesus. Amen.