Come to the Table

We will close out our series on marriage this week as we look at marriage and what it tells us about our relationship with Christ.

Have you ever seen that young couple who are just completely in love and she is so excited that he asked her to marry him and everyone around the young lady says, “Oh goodness, how can you not see how selfish and mean he is to people, how vain he is and sees only his needs?” The young lady replies, “I don’t know about all that, all I know is that I love him.”

You see, immature love and mature love actually look remarkably similar. The major difference between the two is that in immature love you see only the beautiful and the good of the person but are blinded to their flaws. In mature love, you still love that person unconditionally, but you do it with full knowledge of their flaws and ugliness. This is how Jesus Christ loves us. He sees you for what you can be, for the amazing gifts he has put inside you, and, he is not blind to your flaws and sins, he is fully aware of them and is telling you to cast your burdens upon him.

In fact, I spoke this morning with a mentor and friend of mine he reminded me of John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

We are currently in a very unsteady time in our country and culture and I believe there could be a healing balm for our nation if Christian men and women understood the implications in marriage of what it shows us about Jesus and our relationship with him.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we close out the marriage series and look at what marriage is in relationship to Christ.

Nathan Bentley

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