This morning I spent some time in worship. I didn’t sing a song, write a song, or even read the Bible. Rather, I was up at 5:20 taking care of my four-month-old son. Being up that early is not unusual for me because it is my intention to get up early go to the gym and work out three times a week.
My wife had been up multiple times throughout the night to feed our baby. By this time, she was exhausted. She encouraged me to go to the gym, but I decided better of that. So, I stayed with my son and three-year-old daughter while my wife slept. How is that worship? It is worship because I put my wife’s needs above my own desires, thus honoring the Lord.
Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” For this musician/worship leader trying to fend off the ravages of time and gravity by going to the gym, a simple choice to allow my wife to sleep has a more eternal effect than the temporal act of working out.
The attempt to love my wife, and other people, like Christ loved the church is greater than any song I can sing or play on my guitar. I pray that the Lord would help me be that guy all the time.