We have good friends who are busy planning a huge celebration for their parent’s 65th wedding anniversary. Can you imagine? 65 years together, walking through all kinds of changes.
They were married in 1948. Most likely before any of us were born. They are still just as in love as they were on the day they said, I Do. But they aren’t the same. Everyone changes, and the marriages that last are ones who learn how to make those changes together.
I recently drove on a highway that a few years ago didn’t exist. It was only in the heart and mind of some civil engineers. But once the funding was secured, the plans were drawn up and eventually built. It blows my mind to comprehend how someone can develop such large highways that are not only secure, but actually get you to where you want to go.
Do we give this much thought to our future? What if we were to sit down together and plan where we want to be on our 65th wedding anniversary? What if we realized the choices we make today are either helping or hindering where we’ll be then?
I believe we do well to consider the long tomorrow, as one of my favorite author’s penned. And I believe this applies not only to heaven, but to our future as couples.
Take some time this weekend to think about where you want to be when your children are grown? What if life doesn’t look like you expect it to then? Will your hope lie in what you hoped for or in the One in whom you hope?
These are good questions to ask before the choices are required. Don’t get so caught up in the here and now that you neglect considering the long tomorrow! It’s closer than you think!