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Ripping Apart to Make One

Velcro tearing was the sound, and the two who were one, began pulling at the seam, trying to clean out what encumbered they’re the union.

Marriage is work.  Sometimes you want Five o’clock to arrive on the marriage clock so that you can quit working.  All marriages have times like this.  Have you felt it lately?

Words that tear and pull the fabric of the oneness, ” I ALWAYS, You Never; You Always and I NEVER!”

Trying to sort out fantasy from inspiration, and baggage from resources;  trying to remove fibers of lint that prevents Velcro from completely clinging and being strong as one.   Trying to  become one, so completely, that it is difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins.

The two becoming one, the daily work of clinging to one another.  Removing that which separates despite the pain, despite the work.

“So let us not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good.  At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.  Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the  people closet to us in the community of faith. ” Galatians 6:9 MSG

Isn’t that what Christ came to do?  To remove the lint that keeps us from himself?   Paradoxically, ripping apart that which separates us, so that we may have the privilege of daily clinging to him?  A ripping apart to make into one.

As the season of Lent is ending and our lint has been removed, let our marriages be an example to the world of our oneness in Christ.  Though it is hard daily work it is a privilege to cling to the One and Only who is the our only Hope of being One with our spouse and with Him.  He is the One makes the work light and our victories sure.

“The same glory you gave me, I gave them so they will be as unified and together as we are – I in them and you in me.  Then they will be mature in this oneness, and

give this godless world evidence that you have sent me and  loved  them in the same way you have loved me.” John 17:23 MSG

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Posted by Diane W. Bailey on April 5, 2012
6 Comments Post a comment
  1. 04/5/2012

    Beautifully written post.

  2. 04/5/2012

    In times like those it’s good to just stop and lay the marriage at the feet of Jesus… and pray together. Have a blessed Easter 🙂

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  4. 04/6/2012

    Thank you for the inspiration here, knowing, though it is not easy, it is God’s design for Husband and I to be one… and to be an example to the world. Yes, may our light shine.

    Thank you for this… blessings to you.

    • 04/6/2012

      Michele-Lyn, I’m honored to be able to share with you what God has shared with me. Thank you for stopping by. ~Di


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