It’s been said the most important days in a man’s life is the day he is born and the day he figures out why.
I actually believe that to be true, but not in the humorous manner Mark Twain intended. The day a person is born begins a journey that will never end. An eternal soul is created with life’s beginning. You can debate exactly when that miraculous events actually occurs, but that fact is irrelevant for my musings today. There is clearly a beginning. It is clearly a miracle and gift from God.
The second part of the idiom, if you will, is less definitive in the linear line of time but is no less important as I see it. The revelation, epiphany, light-bulb moment, or whatever you want to call it when a person understands and accepts that – 1. they were created by God for a purpose, 2. they are separated from their Creator by sin, and 3. there is a way back to HIs holy presence for eternity is…well…no less important than birth because it too is an eternal event.
But if I can be so bold as to amend the words of a literary legend (and yes, I am that bold), I think Mr. Twain was a day short with his list. I believe there is a third day that is just as important as being born and then being born-again. I also believe it is a divine event much like the first two. God, by design through His love for His creation, paired the first man with another soul. Now call me out if you will, but I believe with strong conviction that relationship was made to fill an earthly absence in our lives of direct fellowship with Him. Jesus Himself compares the relationship between a husband to his wife to that of His relationship to the Church.
That my friends make it eternally important…
We’ve destroyed the deeper meanings of marriage by our flippant, irreverent attitudes on the subject. Friends. I am so guilty of this myself, but I have seen the errs of my ways. While I was born 50 years ago and came to understand why 15 years later, it wasn’t until 11 years ago today I fully understood just how much God truly loves me…and I am so thankful He gave me that chance.
Happy Anniversary my love. God has blessed me with you. I am eternally grateful and will eternally celebrate.