Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Second Chance Scenario
When Diane received a single red rose later that day she was moved to tears. I had hardly spoken to her for weeks and was still lying in ICU full of wires and monitors. 'To my darling Diane, from your loving husband' my friend Bob had written. Through her tears and sobs, she tells me, my wife began to hope that I might come back again from the valley of the shadow of death. And I did. God was so gracious to us. He gave us back to one another and allowed us to share again in a relationship that has been so special since the very first day we saw one another, February 29th 1968 - leap year day.
So - you can imagine how special Valentine's Day is to us each year. A simple single red rose tells us both that we serve the God of the Second Chance! Each year we look at that little flower and remember the One who says 'I will restore to you the years that the locusts have eaten!' This year more than ever, we are so grateful for that understanding.