Monday, March 02, 2009

The Glory of Christian Marriage

1st Monday Every Month at Chrysalis


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.

Wander over and take a peek at more Marriage Monday posts at A Pair of Bartletts.

10 comments:

Denise said...

Such a fantastic post.

Lynn said...

Hi Tami...

When we share a great marital relationship, people notice..... Amen.. Amen... Amen.

Well done!! Just as always. Girl, have a fantastic week. Hugs.

Denise said...

Very well said. I totally agree!!!

bp said...

Oh I love this! What a great example you shared. So very very true. Thank you for bringing this up to make me think about this today!

Have a wonderful day.

e-Mom said...

Amen to this: 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? So true, so true.

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Tami.

Hugs, e-Mom :~D

Susan said...

In marriage, God has given us the potential to be the ultimate display of His glory.

Another incredible post Tami!!

Wife of Rob said...

Reading your post instantly reminded me of our Pastor. Two years ago this coming August, he lost his wife (also a dear friend of mine) in a very tragic car accident after 25 years of marriage. Their marriage testimony was so powerful in my life, long before I married my husband. Tammy was the most incredible example of a biblical wife....and he the most incredible example of a biblical husband who would have gladly laid his life down instead of hers. You can read their story in some of his blog posts at elitton(dot)blogspot(dot)com

I'm so glad that you had a great marriage testimony to witness in your life like I did.

Thank you for the great post today!

MiPa said...

ooooh...I love this! What a beautiful example. And what a lovely reminder that we are a witness for God when we depend on him in our marriages. Bless you my friend.

Andrea said...

This was an AWESOME post. I absolutely love this sentence:

God has given us the potential to be the ultimate display of His glory.

If I constantly kept this in mind, I would be a much better witness for Christ!

I thank you for allowing the Lord to use you to speak to me today. I soooooo needed to hear this!

Annette said...

What a wonderful post and a great reminder. Our husbands are God's gift to us to love. We should look at them that way. Thanks Tami.