It took me 11 years but I finally realized something. To those of you that know my wife, what I am about to say won’t surprise you at all. I realized recently that my wife would follow me to the ends of the earth. If I said “let’s go to the moon”, she would have the bags packed, kids ready and snacks for the journey. Her commitment and trust in my leadership as the “Head of Household” (a title I have never been comfortable with) is beyond my understanding. That is what I’m here to confess.
While I gladly share the responsibility of the “Head of Household” decisions, I know that at the end of the day she trusts me. When I look back and try to even out the times where I have followed her dreams, her vision and her hearts desire, I think I fall miserably short. I wonder if I have not missed my fair share of “follow me, follow you” moments. We actually had a long conversation this afternoon to that effect. With this post sitting on the tip of my tongue and no time to write it, we headed off to spend the evening with some friends at Lifepoint Church.
Through the course of a random conversation (are there any other kind?) with my good friends Ryan and Brad, this very point came up. Brad mentioned that he is going to start a series on Ephesians in a few weeks. When we returned home tonight, I went digging..
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her..” (Ephesians 5:25)
There it was in black and white. There is the very reason for me to follow ALL of her dreams. There is my reason to follow ALL of her hearts desires. That is the very reason I must learn to follow her, as she has followed me. No matter where it may take us.
“Follow You, Follow Me” by Genesis