Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"The Vow"

"The Vow" by Kim and Kricket Carpenter is an amazing true story about the adversities Kim and Kricket endured not two months after they shared their vows in a beautiful wedding ceremony. On their way to a family Thanksgiving they were in a horrific crash, that nearly ended Kricket's life. In fact, the power of prayer and because of Kim and his families faith in God, she recovered. The recovery process wasn't fun or pretty, or even romantic, because Kricket had no memory of meeting, dating, or even marrying Kim. Due to her strong relationship with Jesus Christ, and after trusting her family and friends that she had, in fact, married Kim, she stayed true to her vows even though she didn't remember saying them. This is a beautiful story of two people who give God the glory in their lives, trust Him with everything, and tells us a story that should not only inspire us to keep our own vows but give us hope in the fact that God promises to those who believe in him that He will never leave us or forsake us. (Psalm 94:14) That is such a beautiful promise.

Movie Trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/thevow/

As I was reading this amazing book (and looking forward to watching the movie!) I was reminded of the book of Romans where Paul writes to "to all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints..." (vs 1:7). Paul's purpose for writing this book is to tell these believers in Rome that "I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." (vs.1:16) Over and over again Kim and Kricket give glory to God, showing and proving they too are not ashamed of the gospel. Because of their choice to give Christ the glory in everything they do in their lives they have hope! God does not promise us life will be easy or fun, in fact, while Christ was on this earth He told us that we would be hated because of Him. Every day we will have to endure something, but who do you go to in times of hardship? Go first to God, rely on Him and you will experience the endurance, character, and hope that Kim and Kricket talk about in their book. Take encouragement from them knowing, just as Paul writes in Romans 5:3-5 "...we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."

Don't just hear it from me, listen to what they have to say!

The True Story behind the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bELs8Uh86QM

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this book! I about picked it up at Walmart the other day, but it's definitely on my reading list this summer!