Love Beyond Wealth: The Beautiful Unfolding of God’s Timing

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

I once heard a story of a very wealthy businessman who, in an effort to find true love, masked his identity. He felt that if someone were to love him, it should be for who he was, and not what he had. His plan was to begin working at a factory making minimum wage, where he might finally meet someone who may indeed fall in love with him, and not his money. His plan worked! After several months of working at the factory, he met a young lady who was also looking for true love, and before long, they were making wedding plans. As they began planning their wedding, the young bride-to-be was instructed by her fiancé that his love for her was so great, that she was to spare no expense while planning the wedding, reception and honeymoon. He also told her that he had a special surprise for her, but that she’d have to wait until after their honeymoon to learn what it was. Puzzled, yet even more excited, the lady gladly agreed. However, having been used to a low income, she had to be reassured by her new-found love, with each purchasing decision, that he had it covered! Needless to say, the wedding was beautiful! The groom spared no expense to make it a dream wedding for his lovely bride! Though she did not understand how he was going to pay the bill, yet her love for him was so deep that her trust was stronger than her doubts.

Then, the honeymoon! Everything a princess would ever hope to experience came true for her that week! However, at this point she became very concerned about the amount of debt that might await them once they got back to the “real world!” On their way back home from the honeymoon, the husband informed his bride that it was time to travel to a special destination where he could show her the surprise she had long been waiting for. The limo ride alone was dazzling, but all the while, she kept thinking, “We can’t afford this!” Finally, they arrived! He opened the door for his bride to step out of the limo, and as she looked up to the most beautiful mansion she had ever seen, he spoke these words, “My dearest love, welcome to your new home!”

I now remind the Bride of Christ that the best is yet to come!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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