The Hidden Room With A View

Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It

A husband and wife were busy attending to the needs of their family, their home, their church, when they heard the Father call their names. He led them to a door in their house that they had never before noticed.

The words were heard, “Enter into My joy–My presence.” And the door opened…

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As they walked into the dark room together the door closed behind them. The lights came on. The circular room was empty with mirrors lining all the walls. Their immediate desire was to leave. The stark reality the mirrors reflected made the husband and wife very uncomfortable.

So disturbed, they turned to exit, but they could no longer see the door from which they had entered. It was concealed behind a mirror.

All the husband could see was a reflection of himself.

All the wife could see was a reflection of herself. 

Their flaws were screaming at them. But their was no chance to escape. Feeling vulnerable, they clung to each other for comfort, support and help. They embraced each other for what seemed an extended time. They whispered affections and heartfelt love all the while praising God for the gift of their partner, lover and friend.

What had seemed frightening now became curious. They looked around once again, and the most beautiful music began to play. They felt the tune so deeply their bodies began to dance as one. Their hearts were caught up in the rhythm and the glory.

Photo Credit: New Hope Church

Photo Credit: New Hope Church

Looking in the mirrors they saw something that startled them both! They had become one and were being led across the dance floor by Him–the Lover of their souls. Beautiful in Holiness is His name.

Immediately both looked up and noticed there was no ceiling, and this was where the music was coming from. It was the music of Heaven, and only One was watching–the only One who mattered.

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The husband and wife realized their oneness was a reflection of Him who had called them to be one. Their separate reflections no longer disturbed them because of their acceptance by Him who made them because of the sacrifice of His Son. They longed to dance forever in praise and thanksgiving, but suddenly the music softened, the lights dimmed and the hidden door was opened.

“Go,” the Voice was heard. “Return to the life to which I’ve called you, only never forget for Whom it is you live. You are reflecting Me to a dark world, and your marriage glorifies Me even with all your flaws. I have called you to dance and as you do, others will hear the music and join in the praise. See, I have said this to you to draw your hearts to each other as never before. Do not delay. Come to Me, and I will unite your hearts again, and you will dance–for My glory and your pleasure–before a watching world.”

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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12 Responses to The Hidden Room With A View

  1. Great message – we’re to reflect Him, and know our lives belong to Him. There is no other purpose. Thanks for the illustrative story.

    wishing you many blessings – Lori

  2. Sharon O says:

    Beautiful. Very thought provoking, Thank you.

  3. Dan says:

    A husband and wife cannot truly become one until they unite together filled and surrounded with the presence of His love. My wife and I have been married 32 years and only have begun to experience the full effect of His love in our relationship in the last six months. His blessings abound!

    • Debi Walter says:

      Dan,
      What great news–to be in the place of experiencing the life-changing effects of His love for you and your wife. Your marriage will never be the same. We’re so glad you took the time to share your joy with us. And congratulations on 32 years!
      Blessings,
      Debi

  4. Jaimie says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! We are called to be a witness to His love–TOGETHER. My husband and I are already seeing the blessings of this, just two years into our marriage. Thank you so much for this. Found you at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum! 🙂

    • Debi Walter says:

      Jaime,
      Welcome to our vineyard. We’re so glad you found us through TLH&V. We love Sheila and all she is doing for marriages. We’re so glad you’re learning these foundational truths at the beginning of your marriage instead of having to play catch up. Imagine where you’ll be when you’ve been married over 30 years! What an exciting thought!
      Blessings to you both,
      Debi

  5. Kristin says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for speaking to our hearts. To God be the Glory!

  6. abby says:

    I’m not married…yet but I see how this also applies to my life as a single lady. I am the light of God here on earth and I shouldn’t be so consumed in my flaws that I hide instead of shinning. I should shine, in-spite and despite my flaws.

    Beautiful imagery for me. Thank you so much!

    • Debi Walter says:

      Abby,
      We’re so glad you found our post helpful. By all means, make yourself at home around here. What a great way to get yourself ready for the day when you will be a Mrs.
      Blessings,
      Debi

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