- Published: Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:36
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Husbands love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word....
My husband and I will be celebrating our 36 years of marriage next week. As I was contemplating the day ahead for us, I started to count up various things such as how many dogs have we had and how many times have we moved. In case you're curious, we've had nine dogs, and we've moved eight times!
We've walked together through the loss of pregnancies, the joy of five children, the loss of both parents, the joy of friendships, and the loss of friendships. We've traveled to many places, and we've simply stayed home for long periods of time. We've worked hard on our own business and ministry. We've agonized together over raising children, and laughed together in the pleasure of children. We've intentionally embraced our grandchildren with the deep knowing that it is up to us to leave a legacy. We've been rich, and we've been poor. We've pushed through physical hardships, and rejoiced in health. Most days we have been in unity, loving each other and our family, some days there has been discord, anger, frustration, and silence. We've searched for Jesus together and left religion. We've planted ourselves in God, and in each other. I am so very thankful and so blessed. We have kept each others secrets, and still come back for more.
My husband has loved me on my most unlovable days. He has sacrificed himself so that my life would be good. He has walked with God and in turn walked with me. This is irreplaceable.
Who are you walking with through life today? What have you done together, and where are you going? Are you seeing the blessing that God has given you by the people He has put in your life? I hope so!