The Other Man

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IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE GRACE OF GOD

SOME OTHER MAN-

could be praying with my wife today.

could be hearing my wife say, “that’s all right.”

could know what it’s like to play with my grandchildren.

could be getting goose bumps when my wife says, “I’m proud of you.”

could enjoy having my wife call him, “Honey.”

could be sitting in church with my wife.

could be feasting on my wife’s cooking.

could know how it feels to hold hands with my wife.

could know what it’s like to be intimate with my wife.

could be with my wife, children, and grandchildren on holidays.

BUT NO OTHER MAN-

could ever love my wife as I do.

could ever call my wife his covenant wife.

could ever know what it’s like to be one flesh with my wife.

could ever love my children and grandchildren as I do.

could ever tap into the early memories of our marriage.

could ever have his family loved by my wife as is mine.

could ever know my wife on a real wedding night.

could ever look into my wife’s eyes and know what she is feeling.

could ever really know that God had blessed their marriage.

could ever say nothing, yet communicate with my wife.

could hear my wife say, “I forgive you” and know that she has.

-Bob Steinkamp

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
Genesis 2:24