Monday, March 5, 2012

Beloved

This song was very special to me last year at this time when I was planning our wedding. In fact, we were trying to come up with a way for me to walk down the isle to it. It didn't end up that way, but this was the theme of our wedding and we want it to be the core of our marriage as well.

You're my beloved, lover I'm yours
Death shall not part us, it's you I died for
For better or worse, forever we'll be
My love it unites us and it binds you to me
It's a mystery

Such a beautiful way of describing our relationship with the Lord and how it should be reflected in our relationship with our husbands. 

Ephesians 5:21-33
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 
31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband

When we choose to look at our marriage from this perspective, it should not be a burden to submit or be respectful to our husbands. It is a privilege! Just think-we have a calling to be an example of Christ and His church. That's not demeaning at all but rather an awesome opportunity. 

1 comment:

  1. This post is so perfectly worded. First of all, that song demonstrated so flawlessly the perfect parallel between Christ and the church and a husband and wife! I have never heard it before, but it is beautiful! Also, I love how you mentioned that there is nothing demeaning about us submitting to our husbands. The thought of it being demeaning is a worldly view. And we are not meant to be of this world.

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