Thursday, June 14, 2007

Marriage was God's Idea ~

The Lord has continually brought us back to the very reality that relationships are about Christ and His church. (selflessness, understanding, and grace and magnanomous forgiveness)

We have been in the process of being refined (painfully) over the last year.......
and both Brent and I have as our deepest hope - that we will be made to be more like Christ....we want to have HIS heart. Something prayed and earnestly desired, but is worked out through suffering........

Jesus didn't just tell us he loved us - he was whipped and beaten for our transgressions.
He didn't just buy us a dozen roses and put us on a pedestal, nor did he tell us 'how great we were" - he was crucified for his wretched sinful bride in order that we could be with him one day.

He suffered for his bride -
He loved her when she was MOST unlovely, and at a time when she was living as His ENEMY.

What love is this ???
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

Love in marriage is to reflect that of our Savior.....may God give us the strength and faith it takes to love like that.

Learning as we go ~


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