Monday, September 26, 2011

Beloved Gem

Husband's and wive's love is like a king's signet ring. Both sign important documents with their rings. For spouses, they sign their marriage license as a declaration of their love and exchange rings. A love that should be self-less, sacrifical, unconditional, patient, and persevering--just as God's love is toward us. God promised that, we, like Him, should promise our spouses that "neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us..."(Romans 8:39) from His love, nor the love we have for each other.

I once heard someone say: "don't marry someone you can live with--marry someone you cannot live without!" Well I have to say God perfectly aligned that for Aaron and me. I do have to say that I think I got the better end of the deal. Aaron is a gem, my diamond in the rough. I couldn't have asked for a better husband. He has loved me through our ups and downs, through the calm and the storms, even the days that I have been impatient, unkind, proud, irritable, and rude. He has strived to love me as God has loved me. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) God gave His son out of love, so He wouldn't have to live without you! Read the last sentence again and ponder on what a sacrificial and loving Father we have!

"I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine." (Song of Songs 6:3) I pray today Solomon's words are etched and sealed on your heart. Honor and love your spouse as God would have you love them. I pray that your "love flashes like fire" and shines out "the brightest kind of flame" (Song of Songs 8:6) for your spouse. May you bless others with this message and inscribe it on your own heart. For as Christ's love changed the world, so can yours.

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