A True Story About Submission Unto Our Lord, But Not Unto My Husband
by Desert Rose
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“Mom’s dying. The doctor says that she only has hours to live.” was my brother’s first response.
“Don’t come you won’t make it in time”
“I know mom is in a comma, but put her ear to the phone, let me tell her that I love her.”
So my brother put the phone to her ear and I told her that I loved her. Then out of my mouth came the words, “I’m coming there”
When my brother was back on the phone, he told me that mom had briefly opened her eyes and them shut them.
My brother told me not to come, my husband told me not to go, but our Lord told me to go.
I got on the plane and was there in a few hours. My mom lasted that night and till later the afternoon of the next day.
During that time I prayed for my mom, I read scriptures to my mom, and I told her to hold tight to the hand of Jesus. I told her that we loved her and that God loved her. This all happened as she lay in a comma, gasping for breath, the whole time I talked to her. A few months earlier, she had told me that she could not get into heaven because of her many sins. We had talked about the grace of God and Christ’s sacrifice and redemption. She just wasn’t fully convinced. The day she died, I brought in a rose that I had taken off all of the thorns. I handed it to her. She grasped the rose and died.
There is no one in the world that can convince me that I should have been obedient to my husband and not to my Lord and Savior, my Spiritual Husband.
These days I am trying to be better about getting on my knees and praying first. My prayer is that whenever my husband and I disagree, that God will take it out of my heart or my husband’s heart, whatever is not the will of our Lord. And Christ Jesus is always faithful, and has always answered my prayer. And even though the Lord has always answered my prayer, it works best, when both my husband and I are both praying about the same thing.
Take everything to the Lord in prayer!
A family that prays together, stays together!
A very important added note!
Please don’t get the wrong impression about my husband and brother. They were both coming from a very rational point of view. They were letting their reasoning powers come before their hearts. After I ignored my husband’s advice to wait to get my ticket, I hurried and bought the soonest flight which was in the next couple of hours, he took me to the airport and hugged and kissed me good bye and then he stayed home with our three children. My brother picked me up at the airport and took me right to the hospice care, where our mom was. God was working in all of our hearts and minds. God will make all things work, when it is His will!
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I believe this was an erro on your husbands part, but God knows his heart. How wonderful to know you could be there at such an important time. Remember God speaks to the spirit of man not our natural mind. Only in heaven will you know the importance of your being there at the moment she went home. I believe her spirit understood the words you spoke and gave to her faith to let go of this life and trust Christ. May God bless and comfort your heart. Kathryncartee31@msn.com E- mail me any time
I believe that it was an error in judgement on your husband's part and that we are all prone to them. I also believe that he knows that and that you are, for the most part, generally submissive to your husband. I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through what you did with your mother... May the Lord grant you peace about it that far exceeds your understanding.
Hi Desert Rose! What a beautiful and touching article. Yes, I agree with Joyce, it sure would seem to be an error on your husband's part. I cannot imagine for a moment our wonderful Lord not wanting you to be there! I tried sending you an e-mail but it would not go through. Thank you so much for answering my e-mail. That really meant a lot to me. Love in Christ, Sharon