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By: Richard Gazowsky
Sandy, you were my first Event Horizon, and you transformed my young single life. I was wishfully running (but in reality wandering) through the streets of San Francisco at the age of 19, following only the stars in the night sky that were sparkling over my city-rooted life. Suddenly the blue curtain of love covered my diamond-studded sky and filled my future with the brightness of your love. To put it simply, you were my sunrise. God chose you for me, for He said, “It is not good for man to live alone.” He selected you as my perfect other half. Thank you for taking the job. Your brightness and joy lit up the world around me, so I would be able to see the so many obstacles that could make me stumble. At times I did fall, but you bandaged and hid me in your love.
Over the past 40 years I have enjoyed watching your influence on every single element of my life, and I am amazed because the light of Christ that shines through you is too bright for me to look at directly ~ Yes, my sunrise. But I can see and understand and appreciate His glory by observing His reflection through you in every part of my life. And your spirit, Sandy is the supreme court of honesty and wisdom. For just a moment, let me present to you a metaphor. The current politicians in Washington are the husband, or a type of me; the citizens are the wife, or a metaphorical type of you, Sandy.
A short while ago the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Affordable Health Care Plan was to be called a “tax”. It took me a while to understand the incredible honesty and wisdom that was in the Supreme Court’s decision. The current Court realized and recognized the wisdom that was written by the founders of this country in the Constitution, and applied that 200-year-old-plus wisdom to the situation today. The Affordable Health Care Plan was originally written as a “mandate”, demanding Americans to foot the high costs of health care for all. As this is against the United States Constitution, the Court ruled that it must be called a tax, which the federal government can legally do. But it will take time to go through the complexity of justice, because you can’t even question a tax until it is actually levied. This judgment, which was done before all of the citizens of this great republic, shows the patience and wisdom that was done by the High Court.
Sandy, I have experienced this level of wisdom and patience in you. Through the last 40 years of marriage you have watched me overeat and, like the federal government, begin to gain layers and layers of fat. But you didn’t mock me, call me a pork barrel, say I was wasteful, or even accuse me of being anti-American. For with a pure and honest heart you knew that, though I was fat, I only wanted the best for our family and for our country. We both, you and I, had to come to the point where we would die to ourselves and let Jesus take control of everything.
This point was more than just a dip in the road, it was the Grand Canyon of decisions involving three separate ambulance trips to the hospital (in which I faced death each time) and at the same time it became increasingly clear that any attempt by me to try to lose weight only worsened my obese condition. It was at this frustrating and extreme point of hopelessness and abandonment that Jesus stepped in and performed His excellent perfection upon me. It is so complex and intricate for me to explain, that I can only say, “I laugh.”
Yes, I know you expected something different, more intricate, maybe even pages and pages of explanation ~ when the answer was simply: “Let Jesus fix it and just laugh.” Oh, and by the way, I believe it is just that simple for our wonderful country. It is okay, honey, just laugh. I have written this love letter to you, Sandy, because you are a witness that it is true ~ every day you see a skinnier newer version of me. My prayer is that every one of our friends will see the same kind of miracle happen to our beloved country, the United States of America.
“Just laugh and let Jesus do it.”
Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place To Meet Jesus. He has directed the films, “Guardians” and “The Roman Trilogy.”
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