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Sacrifice to Love

The man has his sleeves rolled up on errands, runs up and down to have ends met, food get to the table each evening, good food for that matter. But, he keeps forgetting appointments that if not attended will mean deals aren’t sealed. His books of account are messy too thus compromise running as a business entity. He sits at his balcony one evening and things deep about life. Still lost in his thoughts, his lady gets her fingers on his shoulder and assures him all is well and makes a decision that henceforth his business is her business….. its family.

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Since then, the family sits each evening to recount the day’s events, laugh at the funny moments, encourage each other on the bumpy parts and conclude with a prayer. How beautiful it is to share life as a family especially working together as husband and wife to make ends meet in life. This leads us into thoughts of marriage as Christians and, the Bible is clear.

It starts off with.. “Therefore, a man shall leave his parents and hold fast to his wife and the two shall become one flesh”. In this oneness sacrifice overflows freely. Question here is… Why sacrifice? See, husbands and wives are united by love and by this very love they need love each other unconditionally while looking unto the unconditional love of Christ to the church. Ultimately, it leads them to respect where headship remains to be a role of the husband as the wife submits. But again submission does not mean one is a lesser being for fact is both of them await in joyful hope for eternal life as heirs of the grace of life. Prayer as a family is cannot be understated no matter what.

The wife on the other hand has a bigger role especially that of devotion where she gets to have her family keep trusting in God. You are to obey your husband and to trust in God at all times for doing such cushions the family especially that time that difficulties hit, you must not fear. Above all, remember that your first devotion if to Christ then to the husband and never the other way round. Remember, your conduct does it all, it demonstrates the truth of the gospel if it remains godly.

In the journey of life, the husband is called to treat his wife is an understanding manner fully aware of the needs of the wife and being physically stronger than the wife is a reminder that their rightful role is to protect the wife, never to raise a hand against her at any time let alone verbal abuse. Treat her in a godly way and your prayers will be heard by the Lord who made both of you in His own image. 

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