In Sickness & HealthJuly 28, 2017
Navy Seal, Jonathan Grant, was involved in a horrific car accident. He was in a coma for two months, suffered a traumatic brain injury and was fighting for his life. Laura, his wife, never left his side. It didn’t matter that her husband’s life was completely altered by the accident; she remained by his side. Laura spends 10 hours a day with Jonathan, who is currently going through an intense rehabilitation process. Her commitment to Jonathan strikes at the true essence of every marriage vow, “In sickness and in health.” Laura is an exception in a throwaway society. Many spouses would simply walk away. But, the Bible reminds us that the husband and wife are one body. Moses writes in Genesis 2:21-24, “So God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” As Christians, we are called to be different from the world. When Christians make a covenant before God and witnesses, they are to honor the covenant, both in “times of sickness and in health.”
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