The Spirit Filled Spouse

Listen | Ephesians 5:22-33

Billy Graham was once asked in an interview, “what is one of the great mysteries that God has revealed to you in your long years of ministry?” Billy responded without hesitation, “The brevity of it.” At my stage of life, I completely understand this statement by Billy Graham. Regina and I will have been married 41 years this fall. It has all gone by so fast! In thinking about our lives together, my daughter Angie often laughs. Angie says, “You guys are so different…polar opposites.” She jokingly says, “If it were not for Jesus, I would have two houses to visit at Christmas.” Angie was joking, but in reality it is true. Our Christian commitment has held us together over the years. The thing we share most in common is the indwelling presence of Jesus. The same is true with the rest of you who have been married for a number of years. It has either been your Christian commitment, or your Christian ethic that has held your marriages together. You see Jesus is who scientists refer to as the “Colossian Force.” Scientists tell us that there is an unseen force that holds the Universe together. They reference the Bible verse in Colossians that says, “And he (meaning Jesus) is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17) Jesus is the glue! Continue reading