This morning God was speaking very directly to me about marriage: Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Lord, my mind saw something I'd never really seen before today. I read this and saw my unity with You. In John 14, You speak of how You are in me and I in You. When I think of this and all the challenges and hardships life brings, I am so grateful we are joined together as one. Hard times were and would have continued to feel, unbearable. Even WITH You it sometimes feels unbearable as we are transformed to better reflect You, and we can exhibit this in our behavior. Behavior not always in the most loving of ways.
Rather than growing weary of our love and commitment, that can sometimes wax and wane, You never leave us or forsake us. You never write us off or offer a "letter of divorcement". We are one.
Lord, help our marriages to be a reflection of Your love for us and Your church. Help us to see how our love for one another can be a demonstration of Your crazy love and commitment to ALL You love. Help husbands to love wives as You love the church and help wives to love husbands with honor and respect. In Jesus Christ's Name we pray, Amen.