The Ultimate Marriage

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I marvelled that someone so wonderful would choose to spend the rest of his life with me.

Isaiah 62:1-12

Reference: v.5 As a young man marries a young woman,
so will your Builder marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: My wedding day was one of the most special days of my life. I marvelled that someone so wonderful would choose to spend the rest of his life with me.

Every wedding is a celebration of love and commitment. Our minister encouraged us to be like geese that fly in formation, taking it in turns to lead and audibly encourage each other along the journey.

I knew the years ahead of us would bring challenges – and they have – but we anticipated the trials with the words ‘Come What May.’ Through the words of a song, our spoken wedding vows and the engraving on our rings, we committed to love each other… Come What May.

Application: Isaiah speaks of God’s connection to His people like a marriage. It represents love, commitment and anticipation of a future together.

Whether you are married or not, we all have an open invitation to have this special union with God. He loves us like no other, He commits to us completely, and He is willing to ride out the journey ahead of us.

He was so serious about His love for us that He sent His only Son to show us how to truly love. God completely dedicated Himself to us and promised to love us… come what may.

For some of us, God is down on bended knee. He has asked us to accept His love and is waiting for an answer.

For others we have accepted God’s love but may be doubting our future together. There is no question in God’s mind; He has already committed wholeheartedly.

Others again have recently experienced God’s love first hand and want to celebrate their relationship, but let’s not forget to tell others that God loves them too, come what may.

Prayer: Lord, Your love for us is greater than a marriage. May we be willing to open ourselves up to Your love and acknowledge that You will be there for us, come what may. Amen.

How does your current relationship with God reflect that of a marriage?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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