A Gift

A GiftA few weeks ago, we celebrated the girls birthdays. The kids couldn’t wait until present time and not just the birthday girls, but their friends too.  Each guest took time to thoughtfully think of the best gift. As Victoria and Kayla unwrapped each of their gifts, I don’t know who was more excited, them or their friends. The girls smiled and giggled with delight after opening their gifts. It’s everything they wanted and more!

A year later that wonderful gift doesn’t look so great anymore. It’s not as perfect as they once thought. After staring at it every day, they begin to see flaws and imperfections…the newness has faded and they don’t want it any longer.

One of the greatest gifts, you will ever receive, comes from The Lord and it’s your spouse. God has searched the world, for just the right one for you. The day you received your spouse was wonderful. You couldn’t find anything wrong with them, they were perfect. Now after a couple of years, you see their imperfections. You critique every inch of them. Your list of exceptions are five pages long, but let me enlighten you…Your gift is human. They will speak their mind if pushed, they will bleed if they’re cut, they can’t grant you joy, they are human.

Today receive your gift as what it is. Treasure it, take care of it, adore, protect, and love it with all your heart. Then let God handle all the other details.

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’  and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ?  So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” -Matthew 19:4-6

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