Monday, October 25, 2010

Love brings unity

“Unity.  Togetherness.  Oneness.  These are the unshakeable hallmarks of our God.  From the very beginning of time, we see His unity at work through the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Though distinct, they are one, indivisible.  And because this relationship is so special – so representative of the vastness and grandeur of God – He has chosen to let us experience an aspect of it.  In the unique relationship of husband and wife, two distinct individuals are spiritually united into ‘one flesh’ (Genesis 2:24).  The unity of the Trinity, as seen from beyond the reaches of history past and continuing into the future, is evidence of the power of oneness.  It is unbreakable.  It is unending.  Therefore, love this one who is as much a part of your body as you are.  Serve this one whose needs cannot be separated from your own.  Honor this one who, when raised upon the pedestal of your love, raises you up too in the eyes of God, all at the same time.”

Today’s Dare:  Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it.  Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse.  Pray that He would do the same for them.  And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking God for unity.

On our wedding day, Steve and I vowed “until death do us part.”  We meant it.  We mean it still.  In the course of our relationship, we have had some threats to our unity, but Steve and I always deal with them swiftly.  We are one flesh and cannot be torn apart.  I love you, Steven.

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