Friday, April 20, 2012
I didn't announce this anniversary to everyone I know, like I have in the past. I didn't put it on Facebook and I couldn't talk about it here until it had passed. It needed to be quiet. We prayed together, emailed people who helped us during the dark time, and received emails/texts from people that knew what day it was. I am so thankful for the encouraging emails/texts. It really reminded me the work that God has done in me and Jason and in our marriage. Thank you to those who helped me get out of a depressive state and into and profoundly grateful one. Because of Christ's work on the cross, the past stays in the past. It's not about me or us but about Him.
"This is the secret- that the gospel of Jesus and marriage explain one another. That when God invented marriage, he already had the saving work of Jesus in mind. The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once. The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed that we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us." Tim Keller The Meaning of Marriage
So the picture above, to me, shows us united together in Christ. In it for the long haul. By the grace of God.