A young man and woman were engaged to be married and were looking forward to their wedding day. However, the wedding was postponed because the young man was called up for military service. He continued to write letters to his sweetheart from the field of battle. Letters regularly came and went in which they expressed their love for each other.
The one day the young woman received a letter in handwriting with which she was not familiar. In it, the woman read these words, “There has been another battle. I have lost both arms. I asked my comrade to write for me, and to tell you that I release you from our engagement to be married, for now I will not be able to work and support you.
The letter was never answered.
The young woman left on the next train and travelled to the military hospital where the young man to whom she was engaged, lay. When she found him, she approached his bed and flung herself down by the side of the bed. With passionate words, she said, “I will never give you up. These hands of mine will work for you and we will live our life of love together.”
1 Cor 13 4-10 “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.”