December 17, 2017

“Home Is Where We Are Together”

Today we meet Dr. Robert H. Mounce and his wife, Jean.

Zondervan Publishing says the following about Dr. Mounce: he is  “president emeritus of Whitworth College, is the author of a number of well-known biblical commentaries, including the volume on Revelation in the NICNT. Dr. David Hubbard, former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, refers to him as “one of our generation’s most able expositors.” He was involved in the translation of the NIV, NLT, NIrV, and especially the ESV.”

Dr. Mounce was kind enough to send me a link to the following video. As of this posting, it had received over 6,600 views on YouTube.

Whatever Robert Mounce’s accomplishments may have been as a teacher and author, they pale in comparison to the faithful love he shows to his wife, as portrayed in this video.

“…and that’s what love is — it’s placing the welfare of the other ahead of your own.”

 

Comments

  1. Wow. A model for all of us who are married. This is what marriage vows look like.

  2. Isaac (the poster occasionally still known as Obed) says:

    Unless it’s a different Mounce, I think he’s the guy that wrote my Biblical Greek textbook. Life changer, that.

  3. Aidan Clevinger says:

    Made me tear up a little.

  4. Am I thinking of the wrong person or is Mounce the man who gave up his career to care for his wife? At any rate – I hope Pat Robertson has seen this video.

    • I believe you’re thinking of Robertson McQuilkin, who resigned as president of Columbia International University to care for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife. He chronicles his experiences in a wonderful little book called “A Promise Kept.”

      But the theme is similar and, like Aidan, this video made me tear up a little.

  5. I’ve watched this for the past six years in my life. A father-in-law robbed by Alzheimers. A step-mother in-law serving him till the end with humility and grace. Never once thinking about her needs but only his. Through some very difficult times she was always there for him.

    In my mind she sacrificed much. In hers it was simply love and committment. She has taught me much. And truly I am blessed by her example.