Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Story of Ian & Larissa (Original)
"Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically. It is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and His Church. Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children. Either way, it is short. It may have many bright days or it may be covered with clouds. But if we set our face to make of marriage mainly what God designed it to be, no sorrows and no calamities can stand in our way. Every one of them will be not an obstacle to success, but a way to succeed." -John Piper
Okay, this clip made me cry, like 'find a box of tissues cry'! Probably because, I know this is the reality Nate thought he would have to face. He has told me about his early days in the hospital designing wheelchair ramps for our house and trying to wrap his mind around doctors suggesting he begin looking at nursing homes before I "woke up or came out of my drug-induced coma". Either way, he was going to be there for me, honoring his commitment "in good times and bad, in sickness AND in health". Sometimes it feels like there has been more sickness than health but then I watch this and in reminded of how blessed I am and, maybe there is more "health" than it sometimes feels like! Either way, I am so inspired and encouraged by this couple!! I hope you are too!