What would you do for love?
What will you do in honor of the one that you love? In the movie Eiffel, the brilliant engineer Gustave Eiffel is said to have built the Eiffel Tower in the name of love. He was in love with a woman named Adrienne and designed the tower in the shape of an A in her honor. I am not sure if the story is true but according to the movie, Adrienne was one of the inspirations behind the famous Eiffel Tower. It took about two years to build the tower and one of the things that kept the leader of this project inspired was the love that he had for Adrienne. This week I want to share relationship lessons from the Eiffel Tower.
Seeing the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris was a dream come true. It was one of the main attractions that our group saw on the first night in Paris. This tower is known as a symbol of love. Couples from all over the world get engaged and married in front of the Eiffel Tower. Some have even had ceremonies in the tower.
LESSONS FROM THE EIFFEL TOWER
About 300 men started building the Eiffel Tower in 1887 and in 1889 it was completed. The tower is still standing today because it was built on a strong foundation and with durable materials. Iron was used to build the tower and every 7 years the tower is repainted. Millions come to Paris every year just to see this historical landmark. Like the tower, we need to make sure that our relationships are built on a firm foundation. Jesus is the Rock that we need to build upon. Strong marriages and families can be built when Jesus is the foundation. The storms of life will come and go, however, when your marriage is built on Jesus it will stand the test of time for all of the world to see.
In Matthew 7:24 -25, Jesus says, “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. ”
While in Paris, I was able to see the tower with my own eyes during the day and at night. At a certain time, the tower is lit and when the lights flash off and on it is such a beautiful sight. All eyes were on the tower. This is how God wants us to be individually as well as in our marriages. Jesus is the Light of the world and He wants to shine in us and through us so that people all over the world will see Him and know Him. Let’s stand tall and shine like the Eiffel Tower.
Until next week,