Marriage: What God has Joined Together

“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” – Mark 10:9.

I am getting married in less than one month! In less than one month, I will become one with my best friend. Planning the wedding has been stressful, yes. However, I knew it could get stressful at times, especially since I only had five months. But, I can guarantee that I am not a crazy bridezilla who is stressed about every little detail. No matter what happens leading up to the wedding day, or on the wedding day itself, by the end of it all, I will be married. Regardless of whatever happens, I will be a wife. Carrying that truth with me throughout the planning process has allowed me to enjoy most of it, especially because I am planning a beautiful worship service to God! A wedding ceremony and marriage itself is so much more than what the world portrays it to be. God created marriage! He did the moment He said Adam should not be alone in Genesis 2:18, “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” That is not to say that Adam was not to be lonely. No, Adam was never lonely because He had God. Adam’s helper, Eve, was there so Adam could share with someone what God had created.

The marriage that follows a wedding day is most important, thus why I am not worried about the actual day at all. I am sure to many people’s surprise, I am not too nervous about walking into marriage either. In fact, I am mainly excited! Both of us clearly know what role we are to play in our future marriage, as clearly expressed in the Bible. There is no uncertainty. Without a doubt, I know God brought us together for a reason. He is the only one who can create such a beautiful relationship. I am not nervous because I have the honor and privilege of showing God’s relationship with the church and His people with my marriage. I may not understand why He chose marriage to show His relationship with His Bride—the Church—but He did! No other earthly relationship was so clearly designed with that intent. I hope and pray that people can see God’s bounty through my future marriage.

God’s purpose for marriage is what sets Christian marriages apart from others. That is not to say that Christian marriages do not face trials because they do, every marriage does. I am very well aware my marriage will not be a walk in the park. However, I also know that no trial or tribulation will be too difficult to overcome because God is at the center of my relationship with my soon-to-be-husband. On my wedding day, I am ultimately making a covenant promise with God!! When I get married, I vow to let no man EVER bring my future husband and I apart. God creates such a beautiful masterpiece and tapestry with marriage: Two flesh become one! That right there is one of the many reasons why I cannot wait to change my last name! I cannot wait to become one flesh with my husband. To share a closeness with someone that I do not have with anyone else. It is exciting to think of all the ways God will use my marriage to be bring me closer to Him. I am grateful for His gift and blessing on my life. May He be glorified on the wedding day and the days to come.

Blessings,

Renata

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