Those Are The Things Worth Believin In – By Thomas Koester

It’s not the type of groom we were at our weddings. That’s the easy part. That day was fanciful, romantic, and ceremonial.

No, it’s the kind of man that we’ve become in the crucible of marriage, and while the ceremony has long since faded, romance and passion are still alive and well. That’s the sign of a good marriage and of a good man. We need more good men and healthy marriages.

A good man brings out the best in his woman. Likewise, a good woman does the same for her man. A marriage becomes ugly when we forget these things.

I love the movie “Secondhand Lions,” staring Robert Duvall. It’s a movie rich with quotable dialog.

“…True love never dies. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. A man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believin in.”

True love never dies. It’s certainly true of our faith, isn’t it? Christ’s love for his Bride will never die, neither his love for you, if you believe in those things, and in Him, because, “those things are worth believin in.”

Matter of fact, it’s Christ in us, which makes us into a good man and a good woman. And the trinity of Christ Jesus, a man, and a woman together as one, creates an invincible marriage.

The reason why so many good marriages fail is when one or both walks away from Jesus Christ as the center of their individual lives and the center of their marriage. The reason why the world hates marriage is because it is the physical manifestation of the Holy Trinity. It is a Living example of Christ loving the Church and giving up His life for her, His Bride.

“I’m Hub McCann. I’ve fought in two World Wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I led thousands of men into battle with everything from horses and swords to artillery and tanks. I’ve seen the headwaters of the Nile, and tribes of natives no white man had ever seen before. I’ve won and lost a dozen fortunes, KILLED MANY MEN and loved only one woman with a passion a FLEA like you could never begin to understand. That’s who I am!” The movie, “Second Hand Lions”

Who are you?

What kind of Man are you?

What kind of woman are you?

When you have no firm identity, you have only weakness against the things out to destroy your love for your wife or husband. You have very little strength to fight the enemy of your relationship with God.

So goes your relationship with God, so goes everything else.

A good and lasting marriage vitally depends on your relationship to God through Jesus Christ. Remember? It’s the three-fold cord, of Christ Jesus, a man, and a woman. That’s your superpower against the enemy of your marriage.

Don’t have the passion of a flea. Have the passion of a ferocious lover, willing to surrender and sacrifice your life for the one whom you love, and for God, the Lover of your soul.

I know that so many of you, even my close friends, have given up on their marriages and on God. You’ve simply just walked away, searching for meaning, significance, and identity. You’ll not find it in another lover, if you never had it with the one you left.

You’ll only find meaning, significance, and identity in God. Not in sex, romance, and one nights. Turn back to Him, and turn back to your First Love.

“These are the things worth believin in.”

So, don’t be a flea brain!

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