Did I Marry the Right Man?

Eleanor was looking for a husband. She was 25 years old and unmarried. What if God picked out someone she didn't like? She decided this was something she had to do herself.

When Eleanor first saw Craig she felt an unmistakable tug of the heart. His eyes talked to her across the room. They married and from the start it was apparent they were two different people. They both attended church regularly and had a work ethic. From there they parted ways.

He was a mechanical engineer and trailed grease and wires through the house with happy disregard. He saw no reason why the kitchen table shouldn't double as a work bench for rebuilding an engine or a radio.

Eleanor's name could have been Ms. Clean. She loved order and bristled at his great, untidy piles of paper on the kitchen counter. They seldom saw things the same way--from raising their boys, money, family reunions, all the way to planting the garden.

Eleanor wondered if God could be saying, "If you had let me decide who to marry, you would not have such a difficult person to live with?"

Two months after Evelyn married, her mother-in-law, passed away. Evelyn suddenly could feel God saying, "When you married Craig, you weren't praying, but Evelyn was. She was praying for the right girl for her son, and you were the one."

There were no audible words, but the assurance of that message was so strong, she knew it was God's truth she heard. She felt uplifted and full of wonder, laughter, and dancing in her heart.

From that day she never doubted that her choice of a marriage partner was the right one.

Thank You, Father, that you for the prayers of others that cause you to be involved in our lives.

"As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you" (1 Samuel 12:23).