Thursday, September 03, 2009

This week's lesson: I John 5:13-21

Marriage is like glass.

Nothing endures like glass, after all -- and few things withstand pressure any better than it does. Likewise, anyone who's ever observed a good marriage can only stand in awe at the things it will survive: mental illness, the loss of a job, or even the death of a child.

Yet strong as it is, even a good marriage can shatter in an instant. One poor choice, one careless word, one act of violence or infidelity . . . yes, any one of these things can suddenly end a relationship -- a relationship that might otherwise have endured for a long, long time.

In short, a marriage should inspire confidence -- but not carelessness.

You can trust it -- but you should not take it for granted.

That's because a marriage is both incredibly strong and incredibly fragile . . .

Just like glass.

And just like salvation.

1 comment:

Ansku said...

Good thought.