Friday, October 11, 2013

Are They Lost??

So, the other day while I was at work, an IT guy was there helping to switch over the computers and their systems. He happened to ask if I was married, and upon saying yes, he said he was sorry for me. I responded by saying that I loved being married, to which he didn't respond. Later, I came to find out that he had at some point gone through a divorce. He mentioned how his children's mother, not his wife or ex wife, had probably gotten rid of something that he used to own.
It was so sad for me to hear this man's thoughts on marriage and life. It makes ones heart break and wish that you could take the time to sit down and try to explain through the scriptures how marriage is supposed to look. God lays out such an amazing picture of marriage in the New Testament and yet so many people view it only as a way to get what they want and to fulfill their own needs.

"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit fin everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband." Ephesians 5:22-33

These verses do not merely talk about submitting to one another, but help to show the amazing love that Christ has for us. For, he treats us as HIS bride, the to love, care for, and he definitely gave himself up for those that believe in him. I think those whose eyes have not been opened to the truth lead a sad and empty life. They say that they love life, wouldn't change a thing, and yet they are still searching for what is missing.