“The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made the woman from the rib. This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh… The Lord will create a new thing on earth: a woman will surround a man” (Gen 2:18; Jer 31:22)
Marriage is God’s design for man; it is not a human invention. Marriage is connected with the act of Creation. It was prescribed by Elohim, the Creator of the heaven and the earth. It is the combined creativity and power of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Spiritually speaking, the man is looking for his missing rib, his wife. He who finds her will be blessed and highly favored. Without his wife, he is in a much danger of injury from the outside world. Like the ribs, the wife is to be strong and flexible, mature and patient. She is to be sensitive to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. The husband’s heart is in the hand of God and in her hands also. She makes or breaks the marriage. Not all women are wives. Their beauty, education and charm can deceive. Just like with the ribs, among women, there are true wives who pray and prepare for the gift of marriage. All of them shall be found by their husbands eventually. There are also false wives, who are not ready to be faithful to the covenant of marriage; they only last for a season. And lastly, there are the floaters, wayward wives, lacking any interest or skill in the gift of marriage. The true wives protect and cherish, humbly doing the homework behind the scenes. Their husband ‘safely trusts them all the days of their lives’. They pray, take care of the home and children, and help their husbands to fulfill their destiny. Their reward cannot be hidden for too long. The husband and the children shall praise them and heaven shall welcome them.
In Christ I declare:
Our marriage is designed and approved in heaven! Our marriage is happy, blessed, and fruitful! I shall rejoice forever for this gift from the Father! My husband and I have left our natural fathers and mothers to cleave to one another for a lifetime. God has joined us together, chest and rib, no man or devil can separate us. My husband needs me and I need him. We complement one another and do not compete. The Holy Spirit keeps us together, bodies, souls, and spirits! My husband challenges me to greater heights of passion for God! He is strong and gentle, patient and kind! I surround my husband with my love and prayers! I am strong and gentle, patient and kind! The script of our love story is written by God! No man or demon has the access to it to edit, delete, or change any Word! Our destiny together shall be fulfilled! Our marriage is a blessing, a challenge, and a vision for Christ and His Bride, the Church! I walk lead by the Spirit, in harmony with my husband, a dance of mystery and fruitfulness! No one can hinder the progress of our marriage and ministry! Our marriage is not for the entertainment of men, but for the pleasure and delight of Elohim, our Maker! Our marriage is recorded in the Lambs’ Book of life, as our names are side by side! All glory to God!
In Jesus’ name,
(In the picture, my husband of 45 years, Pastor Richmond Leigh and I)