From creation to unity
After God created the Garden of Eden and put Adam to work to name the animals, Adam realized that he did not have a suitable companion.
That’s the way God works in our lives. He lets us work to direct our careers, our lives, our marriages, and our happiness until we come to the realization that there’s something missing in our lives … intimacy with God.
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
From unity to separation
From self-focus to love-focus
Tension in marriage creates a focus on ourselves and how we can make our lives more comfortable.
There’s an infatuation stage in marriage, isn’t there? Although we love each other, much of the first weeks are about the physical.
For your love is better than wine;
your anointing oils are fragrant;
your name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
Draw me after you; let us run.
The king has brought me into his chambers. Song of Songs 1:2-4
From separation to unity
From Scripture to application
Love is a verb.
Love is a choice.
Love is a story.
How are you living your love story?
Father, thank You for Your incredible love story. Thank You that You have created a reflection of that love story in the creation of marriage. Help us to remember that connection, and empower us to treat our marriages as holy and our spouses as special creations customized for us. Fuel our marriages with the power of Your love, grace, and mercy. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.