don’t need a reason
don’t need a holiday
don’t need a million dollars
or a firework display
don’t need much
but one thing is true
it’s the little things
that make me love you
My hubby and I have never been big gift-givers. He has surprised me with the occasional big gift for my birthday or Christmas, but really what means the most are the little things.
Like the other day.
We were walking through a store and there was an unusually large display of gorgeous roses. While my daughter was admiring them, I noticed my husband turn to look at the roses and he lingered for a moment…
“Babe, how about you pick out one of these bouquets?”
I love flowers.
I am also frugal.
And I know that flowers have a short shelf-life, which also makes me think that it’s not something I really need to spend money on…
But in that moment, God knew exactly what I needed.
Over that last week I allowed myself to feel like a failure… as a mom, as a wife… a failure at whatever it was that I was doing. I convinced myself that I wasn’t good enough. It was all in my head, but that little lie raged inside of me. I tried to fight it all week. I read scriptures, prayed, did all the things I knew to do and yet it was still there and I couldn’t escape that feeling that I was worthless.
But in my husband’s eyes I was worthy of those flowers…just because he loves me. In fact, it meant more to me because it was spontaneous and not because it was a special occasion.
And this week, God has used those beautiful roses to remind me of His perfect love for me, too. He is right on time, every time! Every time I have walked into the living room, those roses have made me smile.
He loves me just because. And so does my husband.
In fact, there isn’t anything I could do to make Him love me more!
He loves me for who I am in Him, not for what I do!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9