Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Bell

Hello Friends,

I heard this story and wanted to share it with you today.
The story is told in England that at the time of Oliver Cromwell a young soldier was tried in military court and sentenced to death. He was to be shot at the "ringing of the curfew bell." His fiance climbed up into the bell tower several hours before curfew time and tied herself to the bell's huge clapper. At curfew time, when only muted sounds came out of the bell tower, Cromwell demanded to know why the bell was not ringing. His soldiers went to investigate and found the young woman cut and bleeding from being knocked back and forth against the great bell.

They brought her down and the story goes, Cromwell was so impressed with her willingness to suffer in this way on behalf of someone she loved that he dismissed the soldier saying, "Curfew shall not ring tonight."

What a great story! A story of love and sacrifice which we all know as coaches wives. Someone once said the definition of sacrifice is giving up something you love for something you love even more. Know your sacrifice for you family does not go unnoticed. You are loved and appreciated by your Heavenly father! Oh and I love you too:)

1 comment:

Wanda said...

That was very beautiful! I am married to a pastor and that brings about much sacrifice too.
My children and I have always had to share him with everyone.
Someone always wants a piece of him wherever we go.
I don't think they realize that we just want to be normal (at least some of the time).....God always sees what we do for Him.

I love knowing that God picked my family special.
He did yours too.