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  • Kerri S. Wilson

A Word Fitly Spoken

He stepped into the room and told me the top ten things he loves about me. There was no warning before he opened his mouth to speak. He hadn't spent any previous moments thinking about what to say. He spoke with spontaneity. This busy man of mine stopped being busy long enough to express his affection towards me with intention and sincerity and from his heart. His words refreshed and nourished me.

Ever true to who he is he took time to be a life-gifter in a random moment. We've shared plenty moments like this together, and it's really impossible to rate them against each other, but it's certainly one of the most romantic experiences I've had with him. When he finished speaking I quickly recalled all of his points and immediately wrote them down for safekeeping. His expressions of his love for me are among my prized treasures. He is a precious gift to me. My husband's words of life were fitting and timely. It's as if God prompted him to speak them to me, which I feel is exactly what happened. Throughout the rest of my day I thought about what he said to me, and this verse kept coming to my mind: "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver," (Proverbs 25:11, ESV).

I just wanted to share how a wonderful moment was created by one's willingness to be vulnerable and giving to another. I think life-gifting is what Jesus loves. I think He enjoyed the moment as much as I did.

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