There is a woman in Scripture who comes to mind when I think of good works and charitable deeds. In Acts 9:36 Luke tells us about Tabitha (which is translated Dorcas). She was loved by many and was known for making colorful garments. Dorcas cared for those around her by sewing tunics and sharing them with the less fortunate. When she became sick and died, it was Peter who prayed for her to be revived as a testimony to God’s resurrection power.
Patience, longsuffering and gentleness are three of the Spiritual fruits that are often evident in caregivers.
When I consider the time and effort I put into my caregiving duties with family members, I realize that I should do no less for my own husband.
Women generally don’t have an issue with caregiving – but I have become acutely aware of the fact that I may not always extend the same mercy, longsuffering or patience to my spouse as I would with someone else. I have been convicted of that very fact since I have returned home to my daily routine and responsibilities.
Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.