Thursday, January 19, 2012
This week I have felt honored to read the thoughts of a gentle old man who journaled and shared his thoughts while going through the painful process of watching his wife die (this after many years of her struggling with intense sickness). Today was his final letter, as she slipped away to be with Jesus. Being a part of the stories he has shared, I've absorbed it all, and my heart feels a deep sorrow - and also a deep hope. His writing has been honest and the emotions he has shared - raw.
To see a love that withstood so much pain in this life, and a devoted love like none I've ever seen - is inspiring.
What rings truer than true, is where Jesus is so obvious and bright.
It's something different than what most marriages display, sadly.
I want a truth-saturated-love like that, a real and lasting love.
I'm beginning to realize that the first step is a crucial mind-shift,
beginning with the belief that - happiness is only a by-product of holiness - happiness, does not beget holiness.
Marriage is about our sanctification...happiness - is one of those
beautiful bonuses that comes along with it.
Life is a lot less about us than we ever grow up believing it is.
And I'm beginning to love that truth.
Posted by GLB