How would you ask someone to marry you? What plans would you make?
Maybe a reservation at a nice restaurant... or take her to a place that is special for both of you...
And when it comes time to ask her the question, most guys will drop to one knee.
This guy fakes his own death to propose to his girlfriend.
Forget simple and elegant. Let's do staged car accident with the added touch of being found covered in blood on the road.
Alexey Bykov, 30, from Omsk (that's in Russia, where they love consonants a little too much), thought this would be a great idea. So Alexey hired a movie director, stuntmen, make-up artists, and a script writer to stage the car crash. He even had a fake coroner pronounce him dead at the scene.
It was after his girlfriend broke down in tears Alexey got up to give her the best news of her life... he was alive and wanted to marry her!!!
What a lucky girl!!! (There may be some sarcasm in those exclamation points.)
But why would he do such a thing?
Alexey's answer: "I wanted her to realize how empty her life would be without me and how life would have no meaning without me."
Awwww.... how sweet?
The next time you want to express your feelings, just go to Hallmark.
At least Jesus didn't fake His death for us...
He really did die. He really did come back to life.
He really does want us to see how life without Him lacks in meaning.