The love of Christ is something that I've been able to understand immeasurably better because of how I see Mark display his love for me. Today is six months of being married and those who told me that it only gets better knew what they were talking about. My greatest fear in the first few months of being married was that something was going to take Mark from me. My thoughts were often, if this were our last day together how would I treat him. Although that fear has been replaced with trust in Christ's love and strength, I've never loved someone in the way that I love Mark. It's a love that I feel go so deeply down in my heart that I cannot begin to imagine how Christ must love me.
"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all his house for love, it would be utterly contemned." Song of Solomon 8:7
Marriage is a beautiful picture of Christ and his love for us. In my journal ten days after our wedding I wrote, "He gave me the desire of my heart and above and beyond that." That is who my Jesus is. He delights in giving good gifts to his children and Mark is a gift that I never imagined I would receive. I don't deserve to experience such a wonderful, sacred, holy, beautiful thing as marriage. It's better than I ever thought...Christ gives the BEST to His children. May Jesus be praised in our marriage for many years to come!
"Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and they faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds." Psalms 36:5