DECEMBER 9, Genesis 2:20-25
God, by His power made both Adam and Eve, and now, by His rule, made them one. This was a marriage made in perfect beauty. Marriage is honourable, and this was the most special marriage because this was the first couple! As her Father, God brought the woman to the man, a helpmeet for him. From God, as his Father, Adam received her with humble thankful acknowledgment of God’s wisdom. “This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh.”
The marriage bond between husband and wife is the strongest among humans. It is even stronger than that between parents and children. This is shown by the fact that a man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.
However, it is sad that today, the number of divorces is rising. Fifty years ago,getting a divorce was often seen as a shameful act.Today,much of the shame has been removed, and sadly, many couples divorce over matters that perhaps could have been resolved with patience and mutual humility.
Thank God if your parents are having a good relationship with each other.Sometimes keeping good relationships is not easy as there are many pressures in a fast-paced society like Singapore. We must all commit our various needs and difficulties to the Lord.
Should you see problems between your parents, pray for them.
Thought: Do I pray for my parents to love and care for each other?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray You will be merciful to my parents and continue to guide them in their marriage, that they will learn how to live in peace with each other. This I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.