Do you have a marriage with a view?
We’re not talking about a view out your window. It doesn’t matter if you see mountain vistas or sunrises over the ocean. All these are grand, but they don’t compare to the view of which we speak.
A healthy marriage must have this view in order to stay the course through hardship, through temptation, through sin and great disappointment. A healthy marriage must know that no matter what they are currently seeing there is hope for a better view.
Do you have a view of eternity?
There is a day coming when all our struggle with sin will cease for we will be home “in the place for which we were made,” as Randy Alcorn has said. Heaven is our home. Our best days here are but a foretaste of what is to come. We have a future and hope because we have a Heaven and Savior who is ever interceding on our behalf. He is orchestrating all the events of our lives in order to bring us safely home to Him.
It may seem He is distant, but He has promised He is closer than we know.
Do you believe it? Do you need a fresh reminder of His nearness and His dearness? Then let this post serve as a reminder of the Truth. It is a Truth that passes all understanding, which means you don’t have to understand it in order for it to be true.
Our God is great. He is glorious. And one day He will return for His bride whom is preparing for that glorious day where she will meet Him without spot or wrinkle. Now that will be a wedding to remember, and oh what a view!
Charles Spurgeon from his Morning and Evening devotion book for July 12th said:
‘My soul has tasted of the grapes,
And now it longs to go
Where my dear Lord His vineyard keeps
And all the clusters grow.
￼”Upon the true and living vine,
My famish’d soul would feast,
And banquet on the fruit divine,
An everlasting guest.’”
This is the vineyard we are longing to see, and the only reason our vineyard here has any fruit to offer those who come by for refreshment in their own vineyard.
How is the view from your marriage? Can you see eternity?
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