Saturday, April 25, 2009

What love is all about

Here are two videos that I often use during marriage prep. (That's one reason I wanted to do an entry on this, so I could easily find them.)

The first is a music video of the song "My Idea of Heaven" by Leigh Nash. The video shows examples of couples writing down their idea of what heaven is like to them and then revealing to show how their ideas compare (like the Newlywed Game). There is a story to the expectations and compatibitly (or lack thereof) in the couples and in the beauty of growing old together (see Tobit 8:7-8). I find the song beautiful and moving.

"As it is written: 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him'" (1 Cor 2:9).

The next video, titled "99 Balloons" is of a young couple and their firstborn son, Elliot, who lived 99 days after birth and what a blessing he was to their lives. Warning, you will cry, but you ought to watch this. What a Christian perspective this is compared to the kind of sickness we have seen lately! God helps us value the very gifts that some want to throw away.

"We love because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19).

1 comment:

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing both of these beautiful videos. It is a marvelous blessing to grow old with one person. It is also painful to lose a child at any age but that child's life blesses your life forever.
Thank you. We will miss you greatly but know that God goes with you and your precious family.
Sue Hogg