Day 251 –
Till death do us part.
Micah 4:5 “For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.”
16 years ago, as I took my vows to my future husband, I never realized while speaking them how much they would truly mean to our marriage.
Honestly, all those Disney films that I let mesmerize me, fooled me into believing marriage equaled Happily Ever After.
We would never be sick (so why in sickness and in health); we would never be poor (so what’s the use of for richer or poorer). For better or worse….wouldn’t it always be better, and until death do us part, we’re married now, why would we ever part?!
But what I quickly realized along this journey on the yellow brick road was we were heading into harsh terrain and we would need some help on the road ahead. We would need to cling to those vows like butter on bread and the only way we would ever be able to do that would be to walk on this road with Our Lord as our guide.
When we got married we didn’t become a pair, we became one with God, and He is the only reason we’ve been able to continue on this journey and actually grow our marriage into something greater than we could’ve imagined.
Our marriage is meant to reflect Christ and the church, and we made a vow to walk with God until this yellow brick road turns into the golden road leading us into Our Heavenly Home.
So even if death is when we part, it will only be for a little while.
Are you married? Engaged? Possibly just hoping to be married one day? Wherever you are on this walk, remember these vows, remember your Lord.
Keep God at the forefront of your marriage, let Him be the glue that keeps you together.
When United in marriage the 2 will become 1, and the only glue strong enough to keep 2 sin-filled humans together is God.
There will be days that you feel like giving up, but God isn’t giving up on you. You may feel like death isn’t going to be what parts your marriage.
Take these days to draw even closer to Him because God is the only one able to fix what we may believe is broken and mend where we may be falling a”part”.
Then you will be able to stick like glue to the vow of death being the only thing that brings you to part.