Monday, July 9, 2012

The Vow

     I just finished reading the book "The Vow".  It was awe inspiring to know that a person in this day and age who made a vow to love his wife no matter what, still is around.  There were trials that were at times so unbearable, that it seemed impossible to overcome, but the couple overcame the obstacles in front of them and put them all in the past.  The book was an inspiration to many people over the course of almost twenty years and still is. The movie just came out recently and I haven't seen it yet, but want to.  It won't be as good as the book, but I know I'll have to bring Kleenex.  The book and movie is not about fiction, but real life, and what God can do with couples struggling to make it.

  God always brings us through trials of any kind, if we just wait on Him.  I've talked a lot about waiting and how hard it is for us finite humans to do so, but it is something we must do.  If there is a problem in any relationship, don't give up on it so soon.  God always keeps His promises.  Will you?  Not only in marriage do we make a vow, but with Jesus we do too.  We claim we love Jesus and want to follow Him intensely, but we break our vow at times because we tend to think that we are in control or should be in control, rather than letting God have control.  No matter what situation you are in, no matter the hurt or despair, trust God that He will be there when you fall or get hurt.

  Struggles come when we least expect it, we never know when the opportunity will arise where we need to lean on Jesus' arms to take us through our trials.  Always be ready and aware of anything that may go wrong.  Trust Jesus and keep the vow you gave to Him in good and bad.  Never do things on your own accord but God's.  The vow we keep to our spouse or to God should last a lifetime, no matter the situation.  That was proven through the life of the people of whom the book and movie was inspired from. As it says in the Bible, "Let you yes be yes, and your no be no."  Let Christ work in your life and the vows you make will last a lifetime and more.

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