My parents celebrate their anniversary & bringing in the new year on the same day! Dad has always been able to quickly tell someone exactly how long they've been married, like yesterday it was 36 years, 11 months & 30 days. I can't even begin to the describe the the blessing these two & their marriage has been in my life. I pray God blesses them with many more precious years together
Thank you for the testimony of your marriage and your faithfulness to the Lord & to each other! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
Here is a quote from a book I'm reading by John Piper, This Momentary Marriage which I highly recommend by the way.
"Marriage is a momentary but glorious GIFT. It is more than a husband's and wife's love for each other--vastly more. Its meaning is infinitely great. Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ’s covenant-keeping love on display."
So, to those of you who are married..... Thank HIM for it. Thank HIM for leading you thus far. And ask HIM to establish your marriage, to confirm it, sanctify it, and preserve it. So your marriage will be FOR THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY!