The older one gets the more losses one experiences. The question is how does one handle it. Today’s devotional gives you a marvelous example. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:68 (ESV)
You are good and do good;
teach me your statutes.
I Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
“On October 7, 1830, George Muller, in finding wife, found a good thing… Miss Mary Groves, sister of the self-denying dentist whose surrender of all things for the mission field had so impressed him years before, was married to this man of God…. She was a rare woman and her price was above rubies…. From the first, love grew, and with it, mutual confidence and trust.” [Arthur T. Pierson, George Muller of Bristol, (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, n.d.), p. 64-65]
“A few minutes after four in the afternoon of the Lord’s day, February 6, 1870, she sweetly passed from human toils and trials, to be forever with the Lord…. After nearly forty years of wedded life and love, she…left the earthly home for the heavenly…. He preached his wife’s funeral sermon…. The text was ‘Thou art good and doest good’ (Ps. 119:68). Its three divisions were: ‘The Lord was good and did good: first in giving her to me; second, in so long leaving her to me; and third, in taking her from me.’ [She had been an invalid and suffered a great deal of pain for several years]… Mr. Muller’s own witness to her leaves nothing to be added, for it is the tribute of him who knew her longest and best. ‘[She] was God’s own gift to me…exquisitely suited to me naturally, by her even temperament. Thousands of times I said to her, “My darling, God himself singled you out for me as the most suitable wife I could possibly wish to have had.”’” [Pierson, George Muller of Bristol, p. 243-245]