When you profess your vows before the Lord as husband and wife, they are unto eternity. Your commitment extends beyond your union to your spouse. It is far-reaching into the heavens before God’s throne unto Him. Your commitment becomes a covenant the moment you say, “I do.” God will use your marriage to reflect His glory.To reflect heaven on earth but only if you trust Him and allow Him to guide you in His Word. Your marriage has eternal significance that exceeds the temporal weight of your wedding day. His purposes for your matrimony supersede all sentimentality and frivolity.
Marvel and ponder upon the fact that your marriage bears a heavenly seal stamped by God Himself. If you look to God, His grace will veil you and your spouse. He will cover you with His love as you learn to love one another like Christ. The Lord will perfect His love in your hearts and develop fruits of the Spirit within your spirits–all to His glory. His grace will flow over your lives and trail behind you like the ornate, cathedral-length train of a wedding gown, as a testimony to others of His glory in your marriage.
Won’t you allow the Lord to give you and your spouse a taste of something more delectable and magnificent than your wedding cake? Won’t you allow Him to reveal mysteries of heaven through your marriage? Right here on earth?
Ephesians 5:25-33 NLT~ “25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. 30 And we are members of his body.31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”