Yesterday marked our 2nd anniversary. In two years of marriage we have been blessed with 2 children (1 on the way and the other crawling around). I wrote last year on the wedding day prejitters, excitement, and a update. This year I would love to reflect on what marriage is.
24But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
28So husbands ought also to (BJ)love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
29for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
31(BM)FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
32This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:22-33 NASB
Here is a picture of the man and wife and Christ and His Church. How odd that marriage should be such a picture. Marriage MUST be highly reverened (? not sure this is the word I am searching for…) by God. But marriage was also instituded to, “fill and replenish the earth”. Well, if that’s God’s plan then we need no fear of all the common scientist conclusions on how there are jsut too many people for our earth. If God want’s us to fill the earth then by golly He will also give us the means. I am surrounded by empty land so there definetly is room. Hee hee.
Marriage is also to complete one another. Now, in my understanding this does not mean you need a man or a woman to complete you. God did not call all to marriage. But I cannot imagine my life without David. Sorry. I know that sounds absoluetly mushy and unrealistic, but I just can’t imagine. He makes life run smoothly. He makes my heart to beat (along with God of course 😉 ) My day is just horrible when he is not home.
I remember one day my sister, Braelyn, asking Mumsie why she had such bad days when Daddy wasn’t home. She replied, “My other half isn’t here. Half of me is gone. I can’t function without that half.” It took me until I was married to really understand that. David is not only my other half, he is my better half. While it is my job to run the house, he makes it run more smoothly. While my job is the mothering, his is the fathering (you never hear God refered to as a Mother but always the Father 😉 ).
It works both ways too, God created ME for HIM! I was created to be David’s helpmeet. I take care of the womanly things while he goes to work every single work day and works his muscles weak, his eyes heavy, and he neck out from all the mechanical stuff. He has to put up with the language the fellow workers use (no curse free remote there) and he has to put up with awful lyrics from the local radio that is on all day. He has to go to work even when his depression is so bad. He has to go to work sharply even though he may have worked until 10pm the night before.
Me, as you can see, I can sit here at my little computer, while my baby play happily and write down a few thought. Women may have a 24/7 hard job, but I’d take it over what the men have to do. It’s what we were created for. I was NOT made to do what my husband does. I would be a frazzled rumpled creature. But I can wash dishes, change diapers, scrub toilets, do laundry, read daily, write hourly, etc. with a much lighter heart. If some things don’t get done, there is always tomorrow. No customers complaining in my ear.
So this is what our marriage is like. Each trial brings us closer together and closer to an Almight God. Each memory made is treasured. Each child given to us by God is our precious arrow for Him. God is so wonderful. He is so merciful. He is such a blessing to us. We are so blessed by Him. Marriage is wonderful. May I have many many more years. Lord take me home first! Let me live not one day here without my dearest Beloved.