What a way to start the day with this video on GodTube … “Husband Dies Saving Wife From Joplin Tornado”
In the midst of the tornado, this man protected his wife by shielding her with his own body, taking the brunt of the force of the twister. He suffered a puncture and died saving his wife. What a demonstration of love and selflessness.
That’s what Jesus did for us. He was pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities (Isa 53:5, NIV). His died in our place that we – His church, His body, His bride – might have life.
As I watched it, the verse from Ephesians 5:25 came to mind … “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, …”
Indeed, a big reminder for me that a husband is more than just one who works hard to bring home the paycheck. How am I protecting my wife from the storms and challenges of life, of parenting, of homeschooling? Am I willing to deny my own selfish wants that I may consider her needs, those which I often overlook and neglect?
Surely, I don’t need to wait for a tornado to tear through my house before I show and demonstrate my love for my wife …