Real Love

Did I Do Good Enough?

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties.  But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.  John 16:33 Message

What a promise. What assurance. You can build a life on this because you know the one who made it.

The small white church was filled with farmers, merchants, and others as they listened to Carol give his promise of love to Wanda on that beautiful June afternoon. It was by all of our standards a very small and humble wedding but for Carol and Wanda it was promises made and promises that would be kept.

For more than fifty years Carol worked hard provide his best for Wanda and their three children. Some of the days were hard, difficult and bleak. But when it was all said and done it had been completed, the promises made were the promises kept.

The night Carol died Wanda held his hand and thanked him for the years, the love, and the promises kept. He softly asked her, as the final tears filled his eyes, if he had done good enough by her, ‘Had he kept his promises?’ “O, yes Carol you kept them all and you did really, really good.” Was her soft reply.  The tears flowed and Carol slipped out of that humble bed and home into the sounds of heaven shouting, ‘Well Done!’

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Published in: on February 13, 2013 at 11:46 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Ivan, this is a beautiful story of a beautiful couple. We never tire of hearing it, to affirm the loving bonds promised in marriage.
    Also, well done, good anf faithful servant, Ivan.


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