Why Marriage? To Be Love Incarnate

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You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it–not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives–and we publish it.

The Message Bible, 2 Corinthians 3:2 -3

By divine intent we are designed in entirety to reflect Yahweh, He who is love itself. As such He designed us so that even without trying we find that we are epistles being read by men. So our every word and deed tell a story of who we are, whose we are and what we believe. When we willingly embrace Jesus’ leadership in our lives, we are invited to reflect His heart and the ultimate love relationship in the earth between people, that is between a man and a woman in marriage. For in what other relationship do we have two people different even in how their minds and hearts work, separated by logic vs emotion, problem-solving vs nurturing, givers vs takers, tough, rough and wild at heart vs princess-like, tender and captivating?

Yet in marriage, the two become one! The one balancing out the other until after many years some even begin to look-alike. It is the one place where God’s definition of love (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) is fully tested and perfected thus making marriage the perfect reflection of how God loves us day by day and how we should love Him back.

So yes, marriage brings companionship, security, support, sex, intimacy, children and more. But above all these, its primary purpose is to reflect the heart of our creator…to love like He does.

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