Today my wonderful wife, Michelle, and I celebrate 10 years of marriage. By God’s grace they have been the best 10 years of my life (by a long shot) and they have only got better and more beautiful the more we have grown together in the the love of Christ. We don’t have the perfect marriage (who does?) and I certainly don’t consider myself to be a marriage expert, but I do believe that in ten years you learn some key stuff. So I want to use this brief post to sum it all up in one thought:
Build your marriage on the gospel and you won’t go far wrong!
Because of the Father’s love, the example of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirt we are today celebrating 10 years of beautiful, faithful and fruitful marriage, and God has to be the One who gets all the glory for it. It is God who saved us, called us, brought us together and holds us together. Don’t get me wrong, we love each other to bits and our kids mean the world to us, but absolutely and unashamedly we love Christ first and foremost. The overflow of our upward love (worship) is an abundance of outward love to each other, our children, our church and others.
So 10 years on, my love for Michelle is deeper than ever and our marriage is stronger than ever.
Because Christ is faithful, His gospel still works, His grace is sufficient and His love endure forever.
All glory to Him!
(Thought it would be good to post this track I wrote several years ago. The second verse is all about my love for Michelle. If you like it you can download it here.)