As of yesterday, Nick and I have been married for 8 months, that is.. 8 months of God’s grace in growing our love for Him and each other and sustaining and strengthening our marriage in Christ! All praise, honor and glory be to Him alone!
The theme of our marriage for these past eight months has been that of a line from an old hymn,
“Grace, grace, God’s grace, grace that is greater than all our sin.”
God has used marriage to reveal the sometimes overwhelming amount of sin in our hearts (that has always been there) but with it He reveals more of the magnificent person of Christ and HIS SUFFICIENCY! 🙂
We praise God for the gift He has given us in His Son Jesus Christ,
“For our sake He (God) made Him (Christ) to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him (Christ) we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person- though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die- but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified (counted righteous) by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God. ” – Romans 5: 6-9
“For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy.” -Titus 3: 3-5