Some information from a Pastors Perspective
I get emails from this group (American Decency) here in Michigan. Their leader, Bill Johnson, is quite an inspiring person himself, but knows also who to quote. Fellas, this is a lady’s point of view. Here is good medicine to take for Valentine’s Day…
Lisa Hall Wilson puts it on her blog,
"I watch these movies and TV shows and I just shake my head — cause it’s rather apparent that these couples would never last in real life. The smallest speedbumps and that relationship is going to come apart at the seams. But we enjoy the escape, we suspend our disbelief, we sigh, ‘I wish I could have a love like that.’
Real love is hard. Real love is a choice, every day. Because everyone has irritating habits, everyone can be selfish, forgetful, frustrated, or confrontational. Choosing to stay and love that person when it’s hard to love them — that’s real love. When they leave their socks on the floor again, when they choose to spend the fourth evening in a row with their iPad instead of you — it all adds up and you have to make a choice.
There will be days you stay because you promised God you wouldn’t leave, or stray, or entertain thoughts about being with others. There will be days of unimaginable bliss, where you know without a doubt that other person loves you unconditionally. Sometimes life sends you into left field and you’re just stuck there for a season, for a lifetime. Will your love stand up to THAT challenge?"
It's a little harder to sell candy hearts with all that written on them… Jesus’ sacrificial love, in short, works very well for Valentine’s Day!
I found this and thought you’d like this. Pastor Ron Schultz – Feb. 13, 2015
Rev. Ronald C. Schultz is currently serving as Pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harbor Beach, Mi. To read Pastor Schultz's complete biography please click here.