That they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Secret to Life-Long Love?
What is the secret to life-long love? Well, there isn't just one, and I don't believe it is a secret. In a recent visit to an art exhibit I found many paintings that caused me and every one who passed by to stop and stare in wonder, lured in by the accents, foundations and shades of all colors upon the canvas.
I truly believe the key to a lasting relationship is not a single ingredient but an entire tapestry. And you, as the observers in a gallery containing depictions of real, life-long love, will find that the anchoring pigment of this masterpiece is sacrifice. Sacrifice to God and sacrifice for your spouse. Added to this are the foundational colors of trust and time. You will also see deeply rooted within the painting, the crucial element of friendship. The tapestry is also beautifully framed within a solid structure called commitment. And scattered throughout this magnificent piece of work are flares of romance, dancing about, and catching the attention of the observer.
And when you or any passerby sees this amazing portrayal of love in the gallery of life, it will spur within you the desire not only to strengthen your love for your spouse, but your love for all those who fall within your circle of influence.