My Valentine Ray Thomas

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 14, 2017

         VALENTINE’S DAY MAY BE THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR A MAN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO HIS WIFE. MY WIFE OF FIFTY-ONE YEARS PASSED INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD LAST SATURDAY. HER NAME IS CHARLOTTE RAY THOMAS. I ALWAYS SPEAK OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN CHRIST IN THE PRESENT TENSE BECAUSE JESUS SAID ANYONE WHO BELIEVED IN HIM WOULD NEVER DIE.

         YOU CAN READ THE COLUMN I WROTE ABOUT HER IN YOUR NEWSPAPER OR ON MY WEBSITE. SHE IS A REMARKABLE WOMAN. HERE’S SOMETHING I WROTE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE THE DAY BEFORE SHE LEFT.

         “MEN, LOVE YOUR WIVES. DON’T WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE ABOUT TO BE TAKEN FROM YOU BEFORE YOU REALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR LIFE. LOVE THEM NOW SO YOU HAVE NO REGRETS AT THE END. I AM GLAD MY WIFE AS SHE PREPARES TO MEET HER SAVIOR HAS KNOWN OF MY LOVE FOR HER AND HOW VALUABLE SHE HAS BEEN TO ME. HAVE YOU TOLD YOURS THAT? LOVE TODAY IS SEEN AS A FEELING. BUT REAL LOVE IS A COMMITMENT, A COVENANT. THAT’S WHY MOST OF US TAKE MARRIAGE VOWS, NOT PROMISES.

         I HOPE THIS RESONATES WITH YOU WHO ARE LISTENING, NOT JUST TODAY, BUT EVERYDAY. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.