The Myth of the Soul Mate (Part 3)

Looking for the Perfect Christian Mate?

“From a Woman’s Point of View”—University Church of Christ, Mobile, AL—written by Cindy Wright Phillips

     I was honored this past week to take a flight in a small plane with my son as the pilot. There were mixed emotions ranging from excitement to nervousness to admiration that my son achieved his dreams of becoming a pilot. As we prepared for takeoff, the nervousness subsided and I began thinking not fear but how God is in control of all of life’s moments. The view of the land, the water and all of God’s creation was breathtaking.

     A day later as a home care nurse, I sat and held the hand of my dying patient’s husband. Decisions were made to wean her off the ventilator and medications keeping her alive. Unable to breathe on her own and with indication of worsening lab values and increased infection, tonight her heart will stop not being resuscitated per her wishes.

     In the blink of an eye and after seeing her suffer for many years, the fear of dying will subside and she will no longer be in pain. Fifty nine years they were devoted to each other and 59 years God was the center of their marriage. We never know when death may come. God is in control of all of life’s moments. Oh, what a breathtaking view Heaven will be!

       Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

     The Soul Mate may not be a singular person who you hope to find, much like a needle and in a haystack. I salute the many who find a good person and stick with them through better and worse, thick and thin…..with God (Father, Son and Spirit) guiding, leading and comforting along the way.

Peace and prayers!


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