Thursday, September 15, 2022

Matthew 22:30, When we are no longer married

Matthew 22:30

At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

I will be honest, every time I encounter this verse, I'm not sure what to feel.

It seems I feel a little bit emotional.

Being married for exactly 2 years now, I can say I understand how special this relationship is.

Love do truly is greatest in marriage.

Unlike parents and children relationships, no flesh and blood bind you here, and still, you choose to love one another EVERY DAY even in its UGLIEST.

I remember someone saying that your spouse will no longer be connected to you when you are divorced, but for those who believe in the Bible, this, we do not believe in, we do not partake in.

Marriage displays what it means to be chosen, forgiven, and accepted - REPEATEDLY.

Why? because you and your spouse will constantly make mistakes.

This is a union of two imperfect people after all.

And yet, why does marriage feel good still?

For me, maybe because It feels good to know that I was pursued.

I am wanted by someone.

I am special to him and It is just feels good to love and be loved in return.

So somehow It's sad to think that someday I will not be my husband's wife anymore.

I cannot love him anymore like the way I love him right now.

I will no longer be special to him as the only woman he committed to love and that what we have now will might just gone one day - for good, forever, for eternity.

As pondering upon this, I met this phrase and was comforted somehow.


1 Corinthians 13:13

Three things will last forever - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love.

Indeed, along with faith and hope, love will never be gone, will never stop, will never end.

And since marriage shows the covenant we have in Christ, it pictures the love of Christ to His church - a love that nothing can take.

Romans 8:38-39

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christ's love never fades.

It is too wide, too long, too high, and too deep.

Ephesians 3:17-18

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

All married couples know that marriage is not always a sweet walk together - sometimes, it is bitter, salty, and sour.

We get to taste a little bit of everything and still stay because that's how marriage is sanctifying.

They say marriage is not ultimately a road to happiness but rather to holiness.

We get to know everything about each other so much seeing the worst - yet we cannot escape one another because that's what being one means.

I think the intimacy shared in marriage ties us for a lifetime that we became so comfortably used to it - 

And so somehow we are afraid to end.

But it is good to be reminded that there will be a greater intimacy awaiting us - the new depth of intimacy with the Lord.

Surely all the joys in marriage will not be missed - we will never look back on it with longing but with fondness.

Because since Jesus Christ will live with us and will be among us in eternity.

All that is good, sweet, and lovely in marriage will not be totally lost but will transform.

It will make everything beautiful, sweeter, and lovelier all the more.

Because in heaven...

There will be no more tears and sorrow, no more fights, no misunderstanding, no problems.

It will always be for better, no more for worst.

It will always be for richer, no more for poorer.

And no more in sickness, only in health.


Cheers to our second year of togetherness under His covenant.

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