Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love Heals

Our past, it’s not pretty. We don’t deserve the love we share, the pure and holy marriage bed. Experts say there should be problems, people with pasts like ours have ‘issues’ in marriage, especially the bedroom.

Love really does cover and heal. Perfect love does. No, we have not loved perfectly, but He does, our Father does.

He has loved through each of us to bring healing and wholeness to each other.

His love through Brian has ‘covered’ and healed years of shame, guilt and unworthiness. Loved this woman through twenty-three years of ups and some very, very significant downs.

Loved this body that has been stretched to full capacity nine times. Found beauty and satisfaction amidst all the lines, curves, rolls and sags.

Has tenderly wiped many a tear, held close when all was crushing in.

He has laughed and teased and chased.

He is a vessel which my Father uses to love me whole.

It is no wonder that times of intimacy are fraught with tears. For this bed is holy, beautiful, healing. Tears heal. I can hardly fathom the depth of love, the ache to be one. Every pore longs to be one with him. So raw, so complete. My tears gently fall onto his face. Love heals, love completes. Holy. Beautiful. Whole.

“And the two shall become one”

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!” (Romans 11:33)


7 comments:

cooperkelly4 said...

beautiful..... Don't you just love God's heart to choose to show us His love in such an intense and intimate way between a husband and his wife. Who knew it could be this wonderful...

Lisa notes... said...

You are a living testimony to what God's love can do. This is a beautiful post and I really appreciate you sharing these words with the world.

monicasharman said...

This is so beautiful. Love and healing. Your lives are a picture of forgiveness and grace.

Linda said...

Beautiful Michelle!
Simply Beautiful!

JillAileenJones said...

Thank you-this was so beautiful.
Jill

Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s today.

Amen for the sacred love of husband and bride and God that “heals, completes, is holy, beautiful and whole.”

God Bless and Keep and your husband and your marriage

Rebecca said...

Dropping by from A Holy Experience. Your title caught my attention. Oh, the truth of a healing love....is so beautiful when a husband and wife come together under Christ's authority. We have a love...it has been healed by the almighty. We married, divorced and remarried. We lost our first child...and have been blessed with three...the first, a miracle to be here...the others...extra gifts from our Father....and, last weekend, we sat across the table from an elder and his wife...and they shook their heads, as we shared our story....their comments, so sweet...we were there...looking for mentors. We're ready for that next step. To take our 21 yr marriage to the level that glorifies God to the point that when we tell our story, tears of joy(not sorrow) will fill our lives, as we know others will see Christ's work and not our own. Thank you for sharing your words with me....I can not wait to read more!

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