Monday, March 19, 2012

Servant-Hearted Men

Who is THE MAN women are looking for?

HINT:  He might not extravagantly wine and dine.  He doesn't necessarily appear at the door laden with expensive boxes of chocolates.  And he may not haul home extravagant bouquets of flowers for every conceivable occasion.

Those things are all well and good.

But the man that a woman really yearns for is the one who says "I love you" by doing the dishes. 

Who can get a decent supper on the table.  Patiently holds a crying child at night.  Takes feverish little ones to the doctor.  Cheerfully loads up the gang for a trek to a warehouse store.  Encourages his wife to take a much-needed nap.  Changes endless dirty diapers.  Enthusiastically embraces daddy/daughter dates.  And faithfully reads Bible stories at night.

This man partners with his wife at every level.  He doesn't sit around waiting to be asked to take care of something that needs to be done.  And he doesn't expect something in return.  He simply rolls up his sleeves because that's what godly husbands and dads do. 

Serving lavishly is in the DNA of men who belong to Christ.  Because He's the One who modeled for us what humble servanthood is all about. 

Take a look at Philippians 2:1-8.

I honor my sons-in-law today.  They are those men.  My daughters are blessed.  These guys remind me alot of my husband.  They may not be perfect, but they are men of character.  And I am beyond thankful.

They playfully jostle for the title of "Most Favored Son-in-Law Status."  But there are no favorites around here.  I love and respect them both.  I doubt that there's a "National Sons-in-Law Month."  But if there was, I'd be the first one to jump on board.

Love you guys ~
Mom

8 comments:

  1. awwwwwwwwww shucks, thanks to my favorite and most beautiful mother-in-law! Love you too.

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    1. mmm ... now I've gotta guess which one you are, huh?

      Mom

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  2. I enjoyed the article on the blog about "the men". I was wondering, since Tom and Tim had the same t-shirt on and Barry didn't, is there a level of "works" that he has to do to win a t-shirt?! I was going to leave a comment on the blog, but my computer didn't allow me to do it.
    Aunt Marilyn

    {sent via email}

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    1. Believe me, the t-shirt thing wasn't planned ... maybe we'll do a family t-shirt sometime. {Don't hold your breath!}

      Sorry about the difficulty in leaving a comment. You're not the first. We're still trying to navigate the glitches. Please always feel free to send your two cents to Linda@CreeksideMinistries.com

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  3. Linda, You can start a Son-in-Law day in the family! Haha... Maybe it will catch on an become a National holiday ! Sheila Beggs

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    1. A national holiday might not be a bad idea! If we can have THE HISTORY OF BUZZARD DAY {yes, there really is one}, why not honor our sons ... and daughters!

      Thanks, Sheila, for stopping by!

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  4. Such a beautiful and well-spoken tribute - special and meaningful lessons.

    {sent via email}

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Linda

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