Sunday, July 13, 2008

Simply Jesus

Matthew 19 & 20

v 12 (Message) "But if you’re capable of growing into the largeness of marriage, do it.”

This verse almost jumped out from the page at me today.

Jesus had just finished another round of discussions with the religious leaders. They had found God's original intention for marriage too harsh so had invented a long list of reasons why a man could divorce his wife.

Jesus was pulling them back in to "God's original" plan as it puts it in the message.

As a starry eyed in love youth you looked forward to the wonderful destination of marriage only to realise that when you arrive it is only the start of a huge journey. A journey that has ups and downs, great times and set backs.

Unfortunately so many marriages hit difficulties for a wide range of reasons which is sad. As a married man I can become very complacent. One thing I know is that marriage is not for the faint hearted and we must be willing in Jesus words - to grow into its largeness.


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