Wow!! 25 years, that’s a long time. Did you realize 25 years ago Ronald Reagan was in his last year of his second term as president? The price of a gallon of gas was a mere 91 cents .And the words “compact disc” wasn’t a part of the English vocabulary yet and now, 25 years later, it’s phasing out. As you can see, a lot can change in a quarter of a century.
This week, my wife and I celebrated our 25 wedding anniversary. A lot has changed, we have changed from those two 20 something young people back then. However, some things haven’t changed. Well, they have changed but for the better. The neat thing back then was that when we got married, we were both serving the Lord. Looking back, that gave us a tremendous advantage heading into marriage. Our love, respect and honor, with Christ in the center of it, has grown for each other over the years to where it’s almost second nature. Yes, we still have to work at it, but it’s seems much easier than before. Life (and marriage) is an adjustment. A continual adjustment. Now, we have two 20 something children as Nancy and I enter the “empty-nest stage of marriage. Nancy and I use to teach a young married class at our church and the two scriptures that we would share often were…
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
(Notice it doesn’t say to love your wife when you “feel” like it. It says to simply love her)
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.