Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM
"for better, or for worse,
for richer or for poorer,
In sickness and in health."
Lovely sentiments spoken at weddings...or at least my wedding. I don't know if I understood (or understand still) the meaning of those words and extremes of either perspective. I mean, I remember thinking, "Times won't always be 'better', but there will definitely be more 'better' times than 'worse'," or, "I know we won't be the richest, but surely we won't be poor." And in all likelihood, very few of us will go through prolonged periods of either extreme.
Even though we will most likely not go through extreme lows and highs, it doesn't mean that we can't learn from somone who did. This week, we'll be challenged by Paul's word's again in a letter to the church at Philippi, and one can argue that Paul definitely is someone who experienced extreme highs and lows in his walk with Christ.