Archive for May, 2012

May 09

Momentary Marriage

It’s been a time of change and trial… But He is constant.

This is something that cries out to be shared: Ian & Larissa’s Story. (Make sure to watch the video at the bottom!).

For those of you still thinking and dreaming about your future husbands/spouses, what if God called you to this? But in a sense, we all are as we enter into marriage… It is at times long and hard and sad and tough and imperfect. But we remind ourselves of the covenant, just as Christ made to His church, to love much and to live looking heavenward… for His Kingdom and Glory alone.

This Piper passage quoted at I&L’s wedding speaks such truth, both for those of us married and those still in waiting:

Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically; it is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church. Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children. Being united to Christ by faith is a greater source of material success than perfect sex and double-income prosperity.

So it is with marriage. It is a momentary gift. It may last a lifetime, or it may be snatched away on the honeymoon. Either way, it is short. It may have many bright days, or it may be covered with clouds. If we make secondary things primary, we will be embittered at the sorrows we must face. But if we set our face to make of marriage mainly what God designed it to be, no sorrows and no calamities can stand in our way. Every one of them will be, not an obstacle to success, but a way to succeed. The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.


Closing this post with a verse that I keep turning back to of late and it’s simply, “‘Father, glorify Your name.‘” -John 12:28. So wherever you’re at, whatever you’re going through, isn’t that the end all and be all? Nothing more, nothing less…

PS: Happy Birthday, Hubs! :) To another year walking alongside you as we together grow to be more like our Lord and love as He first loved us.