Until Death No Matter What


This morning, I was too moved to reflect on my relationship with my wife after hearing a sermon and testimony of Dr. Robertson McQuilkin online. Below is the link of Dr. McQuilkin’s sermon and testimony about his marriae. He was the president of Columbia International University until 1990.  He is also a public speaker, author and a former international church-planting missionary. During his successful tenure as president for 22 years in the college, he decided to step down from his post in order to be with his wife and take care of her full-time for next decade. She passed away in 2003 at age 81. So, this is the story of a godly man and husband’s love, self-sacrifice, and commitment toward his wife until death did apart her from him.

After Muriel’s death, Dr. Robertson wrote a letter to one of his friends. This is the excerpt of the letter that you can also listen to in this sermon.

“For 55 years, she was flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone. So it’s like a ripping of my flesh and deeper – my very bones. Some may think I feel relief from the burden after all, it was 10 years of total care giving but it doesn’t work like that. There is a bonding with the one who is totally depending on you and takes love to a deeper level. The pain is greater, not least.”

I also long to love my wife reminding myself of each vow that I exchanged with my wife.

“I Satya, have taken you Prasha, to be my wedded wife in the presence of the Holy Lord and God, Jesus Christ and His Spirit. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish till death do us apart. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.”

Find the sermon here

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