TITLE: Power and Permanence In Marriage
By michael swenson
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People like to declare their love at lovely natural monuments, like waterfalls. I don’t know if they look at the lovely carved out basins as a way of saying that our love is permanent and powerful, just like this locale. Maybe they just like waterfalls.
Than when the flow of their love has decreased to a trickle, they wonder, what happened? What happened to the power and stability that was there when we started?
How stable and powerful are we? We know the answer. Left to our own devices the answer is not very. The bible says, “Dust thou are and dust you will be again.” That’s hardly permanent when compared to a granite cliff. To what can we compare the sustained power of the river that has molded the river valley below?
What’s left is the same power that created the world with its permanence and power. We create with power that is outside ourselves. Consider hydroelectric power. Coal. Oil. We didn’t create any of those. How about love? Can we remind ourselves to be loving? Half of us out there would say “no”. Only God knows how to love consistently and well and he will remind us at the right times—if we ask him.
Permanence and stability come through creativity and love. Nothing will outlive you but your love. It is reflected in the peaceful still eyes of your beloved. It roars across the valley in a connection that says, “We are and will be.”
It is the same type of permanence that can live within us. Our relationships are written in the creativity of God
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