Dr. J. Robertson McQuilkin used to be the president of Columbia Bible College and Seminary. But he gave up his presidency to care for his wife Muriel who was struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. McQuilkin wrote about a time when he was with his wife and their flight was delayed for several hours. Every few minutes Muriel would repeat the same questions about where they were, what they were doing, and when they were going home.
And every few minutes she would rush down the terminal, and back, and down the terminal again, trying to figure out what was happening. Dr. McQuilkin would follow her, calmly answering her repetitive questions.
Once after returning to their seats, a young woman who was working on her computer nearby muttered something. “Pardon?” Dr. McQuilkin asked. “Oh,” she replied, “I was just asking myself, ‘Will I ever find a man to love me like that?’”
It’s a story of love, sacrifice and fidelity.
And it’s also a story that reminds us of the kind of love God has for you.
Maybe you take God’s love for granted. Or maybe you wonder what difference it makes. But I think today’s story teaches us something.
God’s love means that…
-When you’re confused, he’s got you.
-When you’re frustrated, he’s got you.
-When you’re lost, he’s got you.
-And when you’re feeling worthless, worrisome or wrecked, he’s got you.
God’s love does for you what you can’t do for yourself. Even when you don’t know it.
1 John 4:16 says, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.” We RELY on it. Muriel couldn’t remember much about her surroundings and situation. But she could remember her husband and his love. And that is the peace that only true love can give. And it’s a love that God gives TO YOU.
Today, no matter what you’re going through, trust the Saviour.
He’s got you.
By Matthew Ruttan
- Today’s story is told by Ravi Zacharias in his book, Jesus Among Other Gods.