Charlyne Cares

Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

A Big Hit on Broadway

Years ago, we celebrated Charlyne’s transition into full-time ministry by taking a one-week vacation to New York City by train. I was a big hit on Broadway. No, I did not appear at one of the theatres near our hotel. I was a hit on Broadway, suffering a hard fall on the sidewalk.

We arrived at our hotel Friday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m. and decided to go out to see the sights right away. Times Square was spectacular, even in the daytime. Within an hour, we were caught up in the sidewalk rush of people on their way home from work for the weekend. Charlyne and I had become separated by the rapidly moving crowd, and she was a few feet ahead of me when I missed a curb and fell face down on the sidewalk.

The Lord had Charlyne look around just as I fell. She made her way back to me as a crowd gathered. I was unable to get up but rolled over to my back. The skyscrapers look different from the sidewalk when viewed from within a circle of people. Four men lifted me to my feet, and two officers from NYPD came by to make sure that I was all right.

The accident reminds me so much of what may have happened to your family. Instead of holding hands and walking along life’s sidewalk together, you and the one you married were separated by the enemy through the rush of people and activities all around you. Nevertheless, you and your covenant mate went in the same direction until someone stumbled and fell. The one you love may be flat on their back, lying on life’s filthy sidewalk, surrounded by sinful strangers and skyscrapers of circumstances.

Charlyne had a decision to make when she saw me fall. She could have stood by, unwilling to fight through the crowd to get to me. After all, right then, I was an embarrassment to her. You also face a decision whether to “get on with your life” or to stand, pray, and fight the spiritual battle for your beloved mate.

I assure you that the guy lying on his back was glad I was not alone in that strange place. There will come a day when your prodigal mate will come to their senses, wake up, and be thankful that you were waiting and your prayers were with them. Prodigals come home, not to spouses who continue to trip them, but to mates who accept that their beloved has fallen and are willing to help them up.

You, too, can be a hit on Broadway. You will be a hit, not because you fell, but because you stood firm for a fallen spouse.

“They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin.”  Ezekiel 7:19

Because He lives,

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