You may have seen this video but I saw it for the first time this weekend. It’s a video on marriage between a young man and a young women.
It starts no different than any other couple’s wedding highlights. An outdoor ceremony, the bridesmaids are in flower-print dresses and the bride herself wears cowboy boots. It looks picture perfect.
Then you see the groom, and you know this is no ordinary couple or wedding or marriage.
Ian Murphy suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in September 2006 on his way to work outside Philadelphia.
He and his then-girlfriend had planned to marry after they graduated college that December. Instead, Larissa wrote in a post on the Desiring God blog, they “waited four years and got married when he was sick and disabled and we were still grieving.”
Because of the severity of Ian’s brain injury, a judge had to approve the couple’s marriage license, Larissa wrote in a post on the Desiring God blog. But not only did he approve the license, she said, but also the judge said this:
“You two exemplify what love is all about. I believe that marriage will not only benefit you both, but our community, and hope that everyone in this city could see your love for one another.”
So grab a cup of coffee or hot tea and see how God is glorified in Ian and Larissa……….
It’s easy to see how God is glorified in their marriage.
How is God glorified in your marriage? What story are you telling the world about God?
Have a blessed Sunday!