The Music Of Marriage by Adrian Rogers

The Music of Marriage
Adrian Rogers
Solomon 1:1-16; 2:8-14; 5:2-16
April 29, 1990

WHAT A WONDERFUL BLESSING THE MUSIC HAS BEEN TODAY. AND SPEAKING OF MUSIC, WOULD YOU OPEN YOUR BIBLES TO THE SONG OF SOLOMON. PSALMS, PROVERBS, ECLESIASTES, SONG OF SOLOMON. TO CHAPTER ONE WOULD YOU PLEASE. I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU IN A MOMENT ON THIS SUBJECT, "THE MUSIC OF MARRIAGE". ABUT I WANT TO READ SOMETHING TO YOU. ONE OF THE SADDEST FEW PARAGRAPHS THAT I HAVE READ. MANY OF YOU REMEMBER CHRISTIAN BARNARD, THAT FAMOUS SOUTH AFRICAN SURGEON. A HEART SURGEON. HE WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, AND THERE HE SPENT YEARS IN DEVELOPING THE AORTIC HEART VALVE. AND THEN HE GAINED GREAT NOTORIETY BECAUSE HE DID THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT; THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL HEART TRANSPLANT. HE WAS IN THE NEWSPAPERS, HE WAS ON THE TALK SHOWS, HE WAS IN TELEVISION, HE WAS THE LEADER, HE WAS ON THE CUTTING EDGE IN THAT AREA. THEN HE WROTE A BOOK. THE TITLE OF THAT BOOK WAS, "ONE LIFE" AND IN THAT BOOK HE TOLD HOW HE LOST HIS HOME AND HOW HE LOST HIS FAMILY. I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO THIS. I'M QUOTING. "IT WAS A BRIGHT APRIL MORNING WHEN I DROVE OUT OF MINNEAPOLIS. IT SEEMED LIKE A CENTURY SINCE I FIRST ARRIVED THERE. A TIME LONGER THAN ALL THE EARS BEFORE IT. IN NEW YORK I PUT THE CAR ON A BOAT, AND CAUGHT A PLAIN FOR CAPE TOWN. A NORTHWEST WIND WAS BLOWING AND WE CAME OVER THE SEA WITH THE WAVES CLOSE BELOW. MY WIFE WAS THERE WITH THE CHILDREN. I'D NOT WRITTEN MUCH IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS, YET I WAS UNPREPARED FOR HER GREETING. 'WHY DID YOU COME?' THERE WAS NO LONGER A SMILE IN HER EYES. OH GOD I THOUGHT, I HAVE MADE THE MOST TERRIBLE MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. 'DON'T LOOK SO SURPRISED!' SHE SAID. WE GAVE YOU UP. WE DECIDED THAT YOU WERE NEVER COMING BACK. I REPLIED IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE DELAY. I WROTE YOU APRIL THE FIRST. NO, YOU WROTE ONCE SAYING YOU WEREN'T COMING HOME. WE WERE BUILDING VALVES, AEROTIC HEART VALVES I ANSWERED. NO, YOU WERE BUILDING A FAMILY; THAT IS YOU WERE, UNTIL YOU DUMPED IT IN MY ...


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