This Forever

Magical the way we are chosen to display the mystery of our Maker…

I have been known in the past to say, “I could never be a pastor’s wife.” Well I’m sure God got a huge kick out of that one…and I’m sure the college and career pastor at the church I was attending did as well, especially since I am now married to the man. Throughout my entire childhood, I observed broken marriage after broken marriage and while I wanted to get married, I certainly had low expectations of this “covenant.” When my husband and I were engaged, countless people told us that the joy of love will soon wear off and that marriage is nothing but a hardship and another responsibility to add to your list. I hope that our marriage has and will continue to prove these theories wrong. Marriage is so much more and serves a much greater purpose. It is a unique relationship in which two become one and are called to reflect in their union the union of Christ and the church and the unconditional love shown therein. Grasping this reality is difficult in a culture where marriage is seen as a casual, inconsequential, and dispensable thing. The more believers grasp that by loving their spouse they are reflecting the good news of Christ, the more unconditional their love is bound to be. I now thank God that I am married to a man who loves ministry and God’s Word. I love Jeff more today than the day I married him. Seeing my husband’s unconditional love displayed for me moves me to love him more, just as it should be with Christ.

“For this reason a man will leave His father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery- but I am talking about Christ and the Church.” Ephesians 5: 31-32