Monday, February 8, 2010

Going Out Together

A middle-aged couple was awakened one night when the smoke detector sounded.

Grabbing his wife by the arm, he led her down the hallway and out of the house into the front yard safely.

He looked at his wife expecting a word of thanks, but noticed that she was smiling.

Troubled, he asked, “Why are you smiling?”

“Tonight,” she answered, “is the first time that we’ve gone out together in five years.”

Unfortunately, there are too many times in life when we are brought together by tragedy rather than tenderness, hopelessness rather than helpfulness, pain rather than pleasure.

Success in marriage is more than finding the right person. It is being the right person. Success in family living is more than being together, it is loving together. Success in relationships is more than doing, it is being the person God would have you to be.

It is living as Jesus lived and loving as He loved.

Prayer: Strengthen us, Father, to live, speak and show love in all of our relationships. May everything that we think, say or do reveal the loveliness of our Lord and reflect His lovingkindness. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Ephesians 5:21-33.

Today's video seed: "Checking Up On Myself"

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