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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Amazing

Ecclesiastes 9:9
“Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life….”
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“A young couple gave birth to a son. They named him “Amazing”, hoping that somehow he would live up to his name and do something great. Actually, he never did. In fact, all that he did was rather mundane. He never really accomplished anything great. He married, lived on the family farm, raised a family, and was the brunt of all jokes all his life because of his name.

Finally, as he grew old, he said to his wife, “When I die, please do not put my name on the gravemarker; maybe that will stop all of the jokes.” Later he died, and she was true to her promise but decided she ought to have something inscribed. She had them put, “Here lies a man who for sixty years loved and was faithful to his wife.” And now people read the inscription, then point and say, “That’s amazing.”
(Vaughn J Featherstone, “The Incomparable Christ”, p.68)

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There are some things in life which matter, and some that just don’t. This example shows one of the things which matters the most.

Hope you have a wonderful day loving each other.
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3 comments:

  1. What a great story....thanx Sarah!

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  2. Your last few day's posts have been really great and helpful to me. Thanks. I love the picture of you two. Beautiful!

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