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  • A Marriage In Christ

    1 posts, 1 voices, 307 views, started May 12, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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    • Diamond
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      Marriage In Christ    - May 12, 2009

      “There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose
      love for one another has grown through the years from a small acorn of
      passion to a great rooted tree. Surviving all vicissitudes, and rich
      with its manifold branches, every leaf holding its own significance.”  —Vita Sackville-West  

      In the Bible, we are told of the ultimate relationship between husband
      and wife; it is God’s desire for husband and wife to no longer be two
      beings on separate paths, but be united as one flesh. (“For this reason
      a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and
      the two will become one flesh.” - Ephesians 5:31)  

      The word ‘united’ in this verse refers to being joined, as one,
      connected. The reason for this bonded state is quite simple and is
      explained in the following verse: “He who loves his wife loves himself.
      After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for
      it, just as Christ does the church - for we are members of his body.” -
      Ephesians 5:28-29  

      We are also told husbands should love their wives in such a way that the
      female is built up and blessed by her husband’s presence.  

      Think, for a moment, of the type of marital relationship that would
      result in a wife (bride) actually being edified by her husband (groom).
      Logically, there would have to be complete trust, mutual respect,
      kindness, caring, and obviously, a genuine love. A wife, who regards her
      spouse in this manner, has no problem placing her very life in the arms
      of her husband, for he will love his bride as he loves his own body.  

      While it is true these verses in Ephesians discuss the unique union of
      husband and wife, they, at the same time, are used to describe our
      relationship with Jesus Christ, who is often referred to in the Bible,
      as the “groom,” with the body of Believer’s or Church called the
      “bride.”  

      How great a love Christ has for us! A love so strong that nothing can
      separate us from him. Just as husband and wife are joined as one, those
      who place their trust, their very life, in Christ’s hands are members of
      his body. As Christ’s bride, (those who believe in him) place the Groom
      (Jesus Christ, the Son of God) at the head of the Church, we, too, must
      place Christ at the forefront of our lives.  

      “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5



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