“I do” are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I’ve heard
Is a good place to begin
‘Cause the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price
For the life that we have found”
The Vows we promise, standing there that special day, are too often said with our thoughts only how they will meet our needs/wants/desires/expectations.
The “I do” is supposed to be about what “I do” for him (your now official spouse). The question is: What will “I Do” for him? Not, what will “he do” for me.
Marriage really is about losing our life for the sake of another. It is now about the two of us as one, not the two of us individually. It is a hard reality, a hard way to go in that we must lose our “rights”/our own way, which explains the divorce rates. Because it is impossible for us to overcome our flesh, but that is the Great News! Losing our flesh and living life for another is possible with God! Because God is the God of the Impossible!
“Cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
So there’s nothing left to fear
‘Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos, baby,
I can dance with you”
(Song/lyrics by: Andrew Peterson “Dancing in the Minefields”)