Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Why I Like 42 or The Power of Love

I saw the Jackie Robinson movie this weekend with my family. I'm glad Jackie Robinson integrated baseball; I'm thrilled by the foresight of those who saw it could be done; and I'm grateful that Jackie had the wherewithal to deal with everything that was thrown at him (pun intended).

But my biggest take away from this movie is that it was him and his wife against the world portrayed in a realistic manner. He'd just graduated from college and was playing ball with the Negro leagues, certainly not a high paying gig. He called his then girlfriend from the road, (this was way before cell phones) and he asked her to marry him. She said, "Absolutely, Yes." From that point on, they were in it together. He knew she had his back all the time; he knew she represented unwavering support. Keep in mind also, they were both relatively young - he was 26 and she was 25. He knew it was hard for her also - but the two of them together..WOW.  She gave him the strength to do what he needed to do. There was an implicit trust that each had in the other.

Though there are so many conflicting messages around marriage today, marriage is a good and beautiful thing and wonderful to behold.


Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiates 4:9-12

Are there age limits on love? Do you know the power of love?


  1. I really want to see this movie and see if I leave with the same or similar take aways as you did. Marriage is's like a green apple: sour and sweet, but tasty enough that we keep eating it. Andrea #blm

  2. I'm really excited to see this movie and even more so after reading this post! I love when marriage is portrayed in a beautiful light!

    I don't think there is an age limit on love.

    Yes :)

  3. What a wonderful post that re-affirms everything I know to be true about marriage. It's good to hear it from others sometimes (it's needed!), so thank you. xo


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