Love Always Protects

When I think of myself as a woman who loves my husband, being a protector isn’t the first thing I think of.


It probably doesn’t make the Top Ten.


Yet there it is somewhere in the middle of that Love List in 1 Corinthians 13.


When I think of protecting, I think of the knight in shining armor coming to the rescue of the fair maiden.


Modern-day fairy tales often turn the tables, though, and show the fair maiden saving the knight. Unfortunately, however, those stories usually portray the knight as a little “less than.”


You know what I mean…less than courageous, less than coordinated, less than capable, less than, well, smart.


And I don’t want to think of Robert in those terms. He’s brave, far from clumsy, very capable, and extremely intelligent. He’s a gifted, wonderful man of God.


And yet…sometimes he needs my protection. From the demands of life. From the never-ending “To Do” list. From whatever is his latest concern.


How do I protect my man? I’m not big and strong. Truth be told, I’m kinda wimpy physically.


But not in the Spirit. In the Spirit I am strong. And even when I’m weak, GOD is strong.


So, that’s how I protect that guy of mine. I pray. A lot. I pray all sorts of prayers for him.


Some word-by-word out of the Bible. Others straight out of the Holy Spirit.


Some from a position of faith and strength. Others out of desperation.


Sometimes I “feel” like it’s working. Other times, not so much.


But I keep praying. Protecting him the best way I know how.


I’m not perfect at it, but God makes His power perfect in my weakness, just like He said He would in 2 Corinthians 12:9.


Grateful for His Grace,

Rebecca