Monday, February 3, 2014

"Growing Old with You" by Camille Ramos

I was walking near the medicine building and i was amazed and thrilled on what i saw! This couple walking hand in hand together. I was touched on how well they are taking good care of each other despite the hardships they are facing. I guess they are at the age of late 60's or early 70's.

A question came into my mind as i watched them pass by the building. First is, how long it has been when they get married? Second, are they members of the church?  Third, how did they manage to stay together despite of adversaries they are facing? Fourth, what did they do for their marriage to lasts this far? Questions! Questions! A lot of questions!

Well, what i'm trying to say is, even if they were a Mormon
or not, they surely treasure their marriage a lot, and that's what our Heavenly Father wants us to do when we all get married. Let's disregard the first two questions (cause those couple can only answer those questions).

Let's proceed to the third one instead, as what was written in Doctrine and Covenants section 42 verse 45 : Thou shalt live together in love. I can testify to you brothers and sisters that, LOVE is one of the fundamental things needed for marriage to last. Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Secondly, for men, though shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt cleave unto her and none else. (D&C 42:22) and 25 Husbands, love your wives (Ephesians 5:25). Third, for women, We should, submit ourselves unto our own husbands, as unto the Lord. (Ephesians 5:22). These things can help build a strong and lasting marriage. But how can a marriage be eternal? A man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage] (D&C 131:2).

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it. I know that God has a perfect timing for our love story to happen. All we need to do is to wait patiently and submit all things unto him. He knows exactly what we want, but he is the only one who knows exactly what is best for us. May we find happiness and contentment as we journey in this life and do our best to fulfill the best love story God is preparing for us. We take part to have the greatest love story of all and to have an everlasting marriage. May we be like unto this old couple, they can do all things cause of the love they have for each other and for the commitment they made a long years ago. Good luck for all of us single saints  may we find the man/woman whom God prepares for us and may we all Grow old together with whom we choose to be with...

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