In Spite of Everything

A couple decided to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary with a quiet evening for two. After a nice dinner, the wife picked up a champagne glass, looked lovingly into her husband’s eyes, and began her toast with these words: “In spite of everything.” Maybe that wife was right on target.

Love, ┬áin the long run, is more endurance than excitement, more decision than delight, more commitment than infatuation. Love at first sight is easy to understand. It’s when two people have been looking at each other for forty years that love becomes a miracle. If we can know each other’s faults and failures, experience each other’s weaknesses and worries, endure each other’s obsessions and obligations, and in spite of everything, still off a toast of respect and admiration, we may finally know the nature of real love. True love endures all things, believes all things, hopes all things. True love never ends.

On my trip to Kentucky, My time in Corbin led to the listening to the radio, and hearing this devotion by pastor Weyman McGuire. It was such a great devotion, that I had to email him and discuss it with him. True love never ends, hope for the eternal.