There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. (Proverbs 30:18-19 KJV)
When I read this, the thing they have in common is finding their way around. How does the eagle know where the thermals are to catch them and soar? How does the serpent know where to find the heated rock for the necessary warmth? How does a ship, far from any land, know how to navigate through windswept waves? How does a man know what will win a maiden’s heart?
You could have asked a lot of men at our Valentine Banquet Saturday night. Fellowship hall was filled and fellowship was flowing! We had singing, we had skits, we had scripture and we had good preaching. We also had some great food provided by Sagebrush Catering out of Bridgeport, Texas. It’s not a real plug, just a statement of fact.
Most of the attendees have been married for a number of years – from 60 on down – and understand:
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. (Proverbs 5:18 KJV)
Some of the attendees have been widowed. They no longer are able to rejoice with their beloved spouse, yet they can rejoice in the fellowship of their church family, joyfully celebrating an evening of the way of a man with a maid.
Some of the attendees are experiencing difficulties in their marriage, but they have not thrown in the towel and given up the fight. Perhaps they will be able to quote Paul’s words for their own action.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: (2 Timothy 4:7 KJV)
They have all heard the gospel message and know that Christ has all the answers, and has give us the most important one of all:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV)