A couple I know have just celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. I happened to see a brief message that Mrs. wrote describing the love and faithfulness of God throughout their many years together. She mentioned all the prayers that have been answered and the mountain of memories that they have made together. Their continued years in marriage point to a loving and faithful God.
We do not often witness a marriage of forty plus years these days. This couple has stayed uniquely devoted to one another for better or for worse, for richer and for poorer, and in sickness, and in health. They have determined to keep loving one another no matter what. In many ways their devotion mirrors Christ’s unfailing love for His beloved, the redeemed.
“Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds” (Psalm 36:5).
When we witness a marriage that lasts throughout life’s ups and downs it is heartening. Let’s celebrate by remembering that Jesus Christ has unfailing, always there no matter what, faithful love towards each person who turns from their sin and will put their trust in Him alone. Any time that we can be reminded of Jesus’ unfailing love, is a reason to honor Him and celebrate. To Him be the glory forever!