A picture of the gospel.
Went to Elana’s bridal shower yesterday, and Ariel shared a devotional from Ephesians. She reminded us that marriage is a picture of the gospel, the love relationship between Christ and His church, where He loves her, pursues her, redeems her. And that Satan is hell-bent on marring that picture. Hell-bent.
We can compare the march back down the aisle as a march into battle.
My takeaway? Stay awake in the trenches. Remember who my Commander is, remember who my enemy is. Point my weapon in the right direction. Keep my armor on (Ephesians 6). Love and protect my marriage “ferociously,” as Jinny used to say.