2.14.2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Brent's senior prom at Hoover High School 2002

My junior prom at Shades Valley High School in 2002

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends,
John 15:13

The purpose of marriage: to be a picture of the covenant God has made with us. The temporary marriage I have on earth is to be a display of permanent marriage I have with Christ in Heaven.

If there is any man that is an earthly picture of the covenant God has with me, it is Brent. He is the most selfless person I know. He has the heart of a servant. He loves wholeheartedly. He is devoted to his family. He is slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness.

It would be easy to make an idol out of him. But his Christ like character just makes me fall in love with my Savior even more. I boast in the Lord that I am married to such a man. It is not anything I have done. I certainly don't deserve it. It is because of Christ.

Thank you Father for a husband whose love for You is so great that it overflows in his love for me and his family. Thank you that his love points me back to You.

I think it's important to speak positively of your spouse in the light of God's blessings. No, Brent isn't perfect. But his imperfections are the perfect fit for my imperfections, and that makes him, well, perfect :) I think very highly of him and have utmost respect for him. As long as we have Christ as the center of our marriage and family, we have every reason to be joyful despite any circumstance. We want to love each other with a love that hopefully points others to Christ. That's the whole point of this marriage anyway. If we aren't being an example in our marriage of God's covenant with us, then our marriage has no purpose. 

1 comment:

Amy said...

Very beautiful. I need to work ot being much kinder to my huisband in my writings...Thanks for the reminder and confirmation that I am still a work in progress, but that Jesus has it all under control.

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