But what is my point in talking about this movie? Well, in this movie, it's about a fireman that saves people from fires but is letting his own marriage burn to the ground.
Until, that is, he sees that marriage is a covenant between one man & one woman FOR LIFE, and how could he go & save people he has never even met while letting his wife & him drift apart?
I know you will cry when you watch this if you have a heart at all, but what I love about this movie is that not only does it show how one man decides to fight for his wife even when she was rejecting him & wanted divorce,
But it's a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL picture of how 'God demonstrated His OWN love toward us WHILE we were yet sinners...' Jesus comes to us in the fire & wraps His loving arms around us & pulls toward safety, even though we rejected Him & DIDN'T WANT His help & His love, we wanted our own way,
He came & demonstrated His love for you anyway.
Doesn't matter that you were rejecting Him, spitting in His face, hating Him, running from Him. You were the spouse that "wanted divorce". Worse than that, in biblical terms, you actually weren't even the Bride of Christ until you got saved,
So before that, you were His enemy.
And yet He pursued you...because He loves you.
And something that the fireman (Kirk Cameron) on Fireproof learns is that LOVE IS NOT A FEELING but a DECISION,
and in marriage, it's FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE.
Sure, emotions are linked with love at first,
But there will come a day when the feelings & romantic/happy feelings are low or even gone altogether,
That's when true love steps in and preserves...
Is your love fireproof? Or can it easily be burned up in the trials & hard times of life?