the story of Pari & Dan
Dan didn’t go to India to find a wife. He went to serve at a small Christian hostel that housed children going to school away from home. For many of them, he was the first American they had ever seen.
Dan didn’t know he had met his wife. He just knew that this mischievous teenager was not blinded by the fact that he had come from a rich country.
When we are reading love stories, we need to focus on what God has done—not on what the people did—because our very best “rightness” is still worth nothing in the Kingdom of God. It doesn’t guarantee us a single thing. Love stories are about how God moved, even when people didn’t have any idea that He was there.
(Natasha Metzler in “How to Read Love Stories“)