And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone;
I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
I saw the below article on facebook last night, and my heart broke as I read it. I have come to believe as a result of numerous things such as this article that people of today’s world have lost sight of what marriage truly is. At some point in time, we stopped reminding our children that marriage was created and designed by God for a specific purpose; and because of that, the truth that inspired this article exists today.
If there is one topic that I have written about more than any other, it has been this topic of marriage. That is because I feel very strongly that our children’s future and the future of this country depends upon what we choose to believe about marriage and family. Marriage is so important that the first relationship that ever existed between two human beings was the relationship between Adam and Eve, the first marriage. When God first created marriage, He didn’t just create a bunch of different women and tell Adam to pick the one that he liked the best. No. He caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, He took one of His ribs, used that rib to form Eve, and then said, “This is your wife.” I don’t think we often enough realize the significance of that.
Over the years, I have become convinced that marriage is not a decision that we enter into. Marriage is a calling brought to us by God. Whether we choose to answer that calling, is up to us. Not only is it a calling, but marriage is a journey of faith. It is two people coming together to serve the Lord together in a way that they never could apart from each other. When two people get married, they are coming together to fulfill a purpose, to complete a mission. As Zelmyra Fisher once said, “Remember marriage is not a contest—never keep a score. God has put the two of you together on the same team to win.”
I don’t date and I certainly won’t get married because someone hits me with an ultimatum, because that’s not what marriage is all about. If I do indeed get married one of these days, it will be because God brings one very special lady into my life and says, “Marry her. I have work for the two of you to do.” That’s because here is the ultimatum: marriage is not about you. It’s not about not being alone for the rest of your life. It’s about glorifying God. It’s about having an ever-present reminder that God loved this sin-cursed world so much that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). That’s what marriage is all about.
Do you know that love today? Have you acknowledged Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life? If you have not, I pray that you would do so before it’s eternally too late for you. If you will turn from all sin and trust Christ alone to save you, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.