What is better than finding your soul mate, that person who fills an empty spot in your life? It's like finding the piece that missing from your puzzle. You feel this incredible sense of finally being complete. You aren't even separate people any more. Like the Bible says, two have become one! Your marriage partner is the best of companions, someone to share hard times as well as good. Life can be difficult when you are alone, but somehow hard times aren't as hard when you have that special person by your side. Even when you can't put it into words, each of you understands how precious you are to the other one. But forget hard times! Sharing life with your love fills you with joy! Watching the sunset together. Sharing an intimate dinner for two. Talking into the wee hours of the morning about your hopes and dreams. Praying together that your home would give God the glory He deserves.
As wonderful as all that is, each of us still has an empty spot that can't be filled by marrying our soul mate.
God's Word says He created humanity in His own image. Unlike cows and goldfish, we can have a relationship with the Creator because He made us like himself. In fact, Genesis 3 says God used to come to the Garden of Eden in the cool of the evening. How great would that be? God and you, walking together and talking like two old friends!
As much as you love your partner, as much as you are part of each other, God loves you and wants to share His life with you.
Think of God as the father, and you are the child who was kidnapped. How big a sacrifice was God willing to make to get you back?
God loved you so much that He allowed Jesus -- his one-of-a-kind, God-in-the-flesh Son -- to come show us the kind of life God wants to give us. And the Father did that even though he knew Jesus would suffer and die a horrible death because of it.
That's probably the kind of love you feel for your partner. Wouldn't you give up your life, even if it meant a horrible death, if you knew the love of your life would be free because of it?
Well, God loves you that way. He sent Jesus as a ransom for you (Mark 10:45). Jesus came so you could have life that is full and free and forever (John 10:10). When we don't know how to put it into words, God's own spirit says it for us (Romans 8:26).
Getting married was the most important thing that ever happened to you? Congratulations! That's wonderful!
Are you ready to experience something even more incredible?
Mon, February 22, 2010
by D. James Kinnaird