The great exchange between man and wife is rooted in the love Jesus has for His church. When we accept the love of Jesus, we become His beloved.
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine… Song of Solomon 6:3
We have watched Victoria and Spencer in their first year of marriage live out the great exchange! Spencer protects, provides, and loves deeply. Victoria has become a woman of grace and beauty as wife and soon to be mother. She is preparing a home and a haven for her family through the power and strength of Christ, and the daily example within in her husband.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ephesians 4: 9-12
Today, if you’ve been married one year or 50 plus years, take the time to reflect on the positive. What has your marriage, the union, provided that only two can accomplish? As an individual within a marriage, we can often resort to the “What about me?” cycle of thoughts and actions. Take the time to say, “What about us?” and thank God for the great exchange!
Happy one year anniversary sweet Lambs!