At this time next week I will be waking up next to my husband, the love of my life. It all seems so surreal to think that I will be a married woman, a wife- the ultimate calling that the Lord placed on the hearts of every girl from the beginning of time. The Lord looked on the union of Adam and Eve and said it was very good. Though tainted by sin and twisted by a broken culture, marriage remains as one of the facets of life and faith. It remains as one of the greatest reflections of God's glory- of His goodness to His people and of His unfailing love to the Bride, His Church. I could nearly weep just thinking about this magnificent, sobering, wondrous picture. When we let another human being into the nastiest parts of our souls and they still love us- that is what Christ did for us. I am so honored and thankful that the Lord has called me to carry out this great task of reflecting His glory in my marriage to a broken world that has all but given up on true love and the power of "I do."
As I ponder what married life will look like for me, the thing I am most struck by (at this moment, at least!) is the fact that in a week, I will still be Molly and he will still be Spencer. I will still be an early-bird, healthy eater, and a bad communicator. Spencer will still be a night owl, a tireless worker, and a jokester. Yet- something will be different. We will be living life as a couple. We've been trying to merge our lives for the past year, but there's so many loose ends that can only be met once marriage is fulfilled.
The Lord brought us together as 2 sinful, broken, yet willing individuals- and He has called it very good. I look forward with much anticipation to see what He will bring out of our marriage as we bring our mutual love, passions, hopes, and dreams together.
Next week is the day I've dreamed for since I was a little girl- and by His grace the Gospel will be shared and His glory will be known. Amen and amen.