COURAGE UNDER FIRE
"I still got a fight in me"
In 2006 in Tucson, Arizona, Tim Boyle watched as a Chevrolet Camaro hit an 18-year-old Kyle Holtrust. The car pinned Holtrust, still alive, underneath. Boyle ran to the scene of the accident and lifted the Camaro off the teenager, while the driver of the car pulled him to safety.
In 1982, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Angela Cavallo lifted a 1964 Chevrolet Impala from her son, Tony, after it fell off the jacks that had held it up while he worked underneath the car. Mrs. Cavallo lifted the car high enough and long enough for two neighbors to replace the jacks and pull Tony from beneath the car.
Marie "Bootsy" Payton was cutting her lawn in High Island, Texas when her riding mower got away from her. Payton's young granddaughter, Evie, tried to stop the mower, but was knocked underneath the still-running machine. Payton reached the mower and easily tossed it off her granddaughter, limiting Evie's injuries to four severed toes. Curious, Payton later tried to lift the mower again and found she couldn't move it.
Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, but what happens to the other fifty percent? Thirty percent end up enduring while twenty percent enter into a real happy and fulfilled life.
As they say, love is blind, but marriage is an eye-opener.
Q. Why marriage is like a violin?
A. After all the beautiful music is over, the strings are still attached.
Marriages are made in heaven. Then again, so are thunder, lightning, tornados, and hail.
Unfortunately, marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out. But it does not have to be that way.
Proverbs 24: 3-5
3 Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],
4 And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is strong and is better than a strong man, and a man of knowledge increases and strengthens his power.