“A frontier represents uncharted territory. It could be a remote piece of land or a new field of study, but if someone calls it “the frontier,” you are challenged to explore it.” –Vocabulary.com

“Marriage is the greatest adventure of them all.  It’s filled with pitfalls, setbacks, and mistakes.  It’s a journey worth taking because you take it together.” –Miles O’Brien/Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Bride of Christ

For those of us who follow Jesus, sharing our life with Him is undoubtedly the greatest adventure above them all. As the church we are the Bride of Christ , and the marriage contract is sealed through the Holy SpiritJesus will never let us down because He is faithful to keep His promises.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” –Hebrews 10:23 

Parallels

Whether that uncharted territory is explored as the bride of Christ, or you’ve been joined to a spouse, both marriages have their twists and turns. There may be some animosity, some distance or straying may occur, and we’ll make our mistakes. This, of course, is all on our part, not God’s. He remains faithful even when we are faithless. (2 Timothy 2:13) However, there can also be plenty of forgiveness, and even reconciliation.

On the brightest side, things can be intimate; exciting; joyful; harmonious; comforting; encouraging; and even enduring. The only real difference that I can see between the two is that Jesus likes to share; Andrew doesn’t! (Mark 6:41) However, there’s been some noticeable improvement.

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Music that Speaks

For KING and COUNTRY is one of our favorites, so my hubby and I agree that “Pioneers” is a fantastic song.  Pioneers were people who often overcame great odds. In Christ we are more than conquerors. This means that with our Maker as our husband, we can absolutely beat the odds and journey on happily ever after. (Romans 8:31-39 )

Below “Pioneers” is yet another treasure that the Holy Spirit helped me dig up. If your marriage is crashing against the rocks, know that there’s always hope. Don’t forget that Jesus is in the restoration business! It does, however, take dedicating your life to Him. This is Sarah Reeves story behind the song “The Waters.”

Sarah and her husband were on the brink of divorce when they decided to start over. They chose to make God the center of their marriage. On her Facebook page she writes that there was a newness in the air…a fresh renewal that took place in their hearts. The Lord did restore their marriage.

Both of the songs below have this same theme running through them: forgiveness and starting over fresh.

“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.” –Doug Larson

“For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth He is called.” -Isaiah 54:5

 

7 thoughts on “Marriage: The Final Frontier?

  1. Great post! Both relationships take some work and love and faith. Remembering that our earthly marriages are a symbol of our future marriage will help us to put in the effort to love our spouses with the love of Jesus.

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