This past weekend I got to be a part of an amazing start of a new journey. My good friend Katey married her journey mate Ben and I have been blessed to be there from the start.
After the rehearsal dinner, Scott shared some thoughts with us about marriage and the ministry that it is. In a world where the covenant of marriage is seen as outdated and not part of our culture, it’s just one more way for Christians to be the salt and light of the earth.
Something as simple as keeping a pure and unconditional promise with the love of your life, can make all the difference in the world. When everyone in this world is losing hope in love, Christians can hold onto hope and know that love can be so much more. You can wake up every morning and decide to continue loving your husband or wife instead of taking the easy way out.
Marriage is so often used to show the relationship between God and the church. Love your wife. Respect your husband. Give up your life for him. Die to her daily. These concepts are so loaded.
It breaks my heart that love is so misunderstood these days. Something so strong and so pure. Someone who gave his life for all of us. But at the same time, it makes sense.
To the world, love would be misunderstood.
It’s something that sounds so simple, but it’s so, so, so much more.
Don’t fall victim to that misunderstanding. Be the window that let’s light shine into this dark world. Let love shine.
I leave you with the lyrics of Warren Barfield’s song, Love is not a fight.
Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It’s a house we enter in
Then commit to never leave
So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We’ll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees
To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they’re falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do
Love will come to save us
If we’ll only call
He will ask nothing from us
But demand we give our all
Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it’s something worth fighting for
I will fight for you
Would you fight for me?
It’s worth fighting for