Yesterday was my parent's 38th Anniversary!! Yep, blows my mind how people can be married that long. This little thought is one of my favorites on marriage. It reminds me of Mom & Dad!
In May 1943, German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote a letter to a young bride and groom, advising them on the nature of the union they were about to enter:
"Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal — it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man. As you gave the ring to one another and have now received it a second time from the hand of the pastor, so love comes from you, but marriage from above, from God. As high as God is above man, so high are the sanctity, the rights, and the promise of love. It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love."
Congrats Mom & Dad! What a wonderful example you have showed me of a God-centered marriage!! May God bless the years to come!