Making Marriage What It Was Meant to Be – A Modern Story
This is a very touching story of sacrifice in marriage.
In light of this story, here are three keys to a marriage for the glory of God:
1. The Center: If glorifying Christ is not the center of your objectives together, it cannot be truly God glorifyingly sweet. Marriage began with Christ, was defined by Christ, is sustained by Christ, and can only be truly sweetened by Christ.
2. The Cross: Unless the sins that surface in marriage are qualified by the cross of Christ, defined by the cross, and seen in light of the cross, then all frailties and disappointments end in futility and hopelessness. That’s how you get an unhappy marriage. But not when Christ and His cross is central.
3. The Glory of God: Marriage is short, so make the most of it for the glory of God. God gives what John Piper calls “a momentary marriage” in order to declare the everlasting glories of the myriad of lovingkindnesses of His Son.