Yesterday we celebrated 13 years of marriage. A lot has been packed into these years. Had I known what the future would hold, I'm not sure I would have jumped in as excitedly. What a grace to not know what the future holds. We have experienced loss, embraced ministry and its many challenges and joys, healed from past traumas and pain. We have learned to laugh, rehearse the Gospel and rely on each other more through the years. We have traveled around the world and completed our family. There have been deep sorrows and profound joys. There have been regular moments and incredible ones. There have been tears and frustrations and regretted words or attitudes. As I consider it all, I find myself less impressed with us or the depth or strength of our love. I find myself completely in awe of the goodness, faithfulness and nearness of God. He is the giver and sustainer of all things. Upon Him, we are completely reliant.
Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon. What marriage is for: It is a way for two spiritual friends to help each other on their journey to become the persons God designed them to be. Tim Keller