Now that former God TV CEO, has a new wife, Carola and a new life in Austria what should God TV viewers and partners make of this latest development?
Anyone who has been through a divorce knows that it is an awful destroyer. BUT God can and will turn things around as only He can. Yes, there is life after divorce as so many couples have found. We serve the God of the second chance and it’s possible to remarry and be happy in a relationship again.
It’s also possible to return to one’s ministry once the wounds of divorce are healed and be just as fruitful for God’s Kingdom. Many prominent Christian teachers today have been through a divorce and survived and still have thriving ministries. And there is no reason that this can’t happen for Rory. (And of course the same applies to his former wife, Wendy).
Now that Rory has remarried we should wish him well in his new marriage covenant and pray that he and his new wife find happiness. Likewise we can also pray for Wendy that God will bring a new man into her life and heal the brokenness of the past.
Looking back what can we learn?
Unfortunately the pain of divorce never really goes away completely so it’s not God’s best for any of us to get divorced. So if you are struggling in your marital relationship right now, don’t take the example of others who have divorced and remarried as a justification to split from your partner. Hold on to your marriage with everything you have got for as long as you can. God is the God of reconciliation and He expects couples to work through their differences. Having said that He does recognize divorce and so must we.
One of the awful things about divorce is that it affects so many people. Often, innocent children get caught up in the process, whether physical offspring or spiritual. They find themselves caught in the middle, being asked to take sides in an impossible situation and this is ongoing. As Christians, we need to minimize this from happening by walking in love and forgiveness. None of us are perfect, we all make mistakes and love covers a multitude of sin.
One cannot imagine the heartache the Alec family has endured over the past four years. Wendy’s pain is well known, but spare a thought for the others. How difficult it must have been for Rory to have been celebrated one moment and isolated the next. How hard it must have been on his daughter and son to not have dad around. What kind of a toll has this taken on Carola? She has been unfairly vilified and should not be blamed for the breakup of her new husband’s first marriage. She and Rory must now be given a chance to be happy together.
Mostly, how difficult it has been for the thousands of spiritual children, who have had to come to terms with the break up of the union of their spiritual role models. It’s unfortunate that things sometimes don’t work out between one’s parents, BUT they never cease to be one’s parents. This is something God TV viewers can find reassuring. Rory Alec and Wendy Alec will always continue to be God TV’s Founders. Nothing can alter this historic fact. And just because they got divorced does not detract one bit from everything that they accomplished.
Looking ahead what can we do?
We mustn’t forget how they built God TV from nothing – Against All Odds as Wendy’s book describes it. Or that God TV was and still is a sovereign move of God. Over all these years we have seen it as a pioneering ministry that has cleared the way for many, many new ministries and it has impacted so many lives. This rich legacy of spiritual transformation via the airwaves must live on.
Those who partner with God TV must be commended for being part of all the Alecs pioneered. God TV has impacted the world and it’s new leadership look like they have picked up the baton and are passionately running to take the TV station into a new period of growth with an even wider audience. All who support God TV should continue to do so because it is a work of God not a work of any man.