Ethan & Kianna

Song of Solomon 6:3, “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine”

That is how marriage begins…the long wait is over and the couple is finally together.

Ethan & Kianna are moments away from no longer being separate individuals. 

They will be able to say in a matter of minutes, “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine!” But, in the days to come they will come to realize…

I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine and…my Beloved’s breath is horrible in the morning—how can they not tell?! 

Reality will set in.

  • Beloved has left their dirty socks in the living room—again. 
  • Beloved doesn’t hang up their towel.
  • Beloved forgot to tell me that my Mom called.
  • Beloved didn’t replace the toilet paper roll…again!
  • Beloved lets their toenails grow too long.
  • My Beloved uses way too much syrup on their pancakes
  • How did I not know all of this? 

Two becoming One is easy for a week…but work for a lifetime.

There can be dark days…

  • My Beloved spoke words that ripped my heart.
  • Beloved is holding something deep inside.
  • My Beloved is distant.
  • Beloved is angry. 
  • Who is this person?

People are sinners.

Marriage puts two sinners on a deserted island, in a stalled elevator, on a long road trip. 

Two sinners in the closest proximity with each other–talk about a worst case scenario!

This is why we must always remember that marriage isn’t just about two people; it’s about two people and God.

But with God, it’s a Dramedy. 

There’s all kinds of drama: good drama, self-inflicted drama, unexpected drama.

But overall, it is a comedy. But only when God is included. 

It’s fun and satisfying and an adventure, and, did I mention, Fun.

I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine

This is due to, and maintained by, the grace of God. For God brought the woman to man and then man said, “This is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” 

God’s design is that: Sorrow is divided, Joy is multiplied, and Life is shared. 

Marriage; your marriage, is a reminder that we are Christ’s beloved and He is ours. 

The closer we get to being like Him, the closer we all get to being One. 

Ethan & Kianna, the risings and fallings of your marriage will always be due to the rise and fall of your relationship with God. 

And God’s intention is for you to do nothing less than soar. To rise beyond the stratosphere of normal married life, so much so, that everyone only sees that your desire is obviously, to have God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Marriage is connected to the Celestial Realm of God. 

“I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine” is a claim, a statement, a declaration that God is, and that He is a rewarder of all those who diligently seek Him.