Though the scene was familiar, I was mesmerized every time. An ordinary, and sometimes boring church service would be transformed whenever our pastor and his wife decided to close with their signature song. Seeing them come together arm in arm and hearing the piano play the intro to "He Touched Me," caused me to perk up immediately. It wasn't their singing that made it magical for me, although they weren't bad singers, but it was the way they made me feel. You could see sincere appreciation, respect and love float around them. I would watch in wonder, thinking, "If that's what God does for a marriage, I'll follow Him."
What better way to witness to the world?
In marriage, God has given us the potential to be the ultimate display of His glory. When we share a great marital relationship, people notice. I point others to God when I love my husband well. What kind of wonderful, brilliant design is that?
Not that all of marriage is roses and chocolate, but a commitment to God first and each other second is visible. People are drawn in, wondering what makes it work. If they look closely they find the glue holding us together is Jesus.
Want to bring glory to God? It's as easy as loving your husband.
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