the story of Amy Bentley & Zach Lautenschlager
It was the kind of call I’d been waiting for since I was eighteen. Years now I had spent waiting for a godly young man to see me, and to ask my dad’s permission to get to know me better not for just any reason, but because he saw in me what he wanted in a wife. But this call was not for me. It was about my little sister.
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“)