Who is God?
“For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected, says your God.”
He is our husband or wife. Being married can be the most intimate relationship we have on this earth. God wants that kind of relationship with us. God says we become one with Him; he said that about husbands and wives too. All through the Bible our relationship with him is compared to marriage.
Who am I?
I am someone who grew up believing a man’s love would rescue me from the self-hatred I lived in. I thought love would fill me up and I’d finally be happy. My head was in the clouds about love and marriage. I grew up on Snow White and Cary Grant romance movies. I didn’t know what real life and real relationships were all about. I get it now, but I’m 65! Well, maybe I’d finally learned by 55.
Like God was saying, I was rejected by my first husband. That is terribly painful. I don’t blame him though; I became a Christian a year after we married. Poor guy, he didn’t sign up to marry a saint! I quit going to parties and joined a church! We are still friendly and he has seen our two daughters all their lives.
I remember my aunt saying to me at my second marriage, “I hope your new husband and daughters get along.” What! It had never occurred to me they wouldn’t; but she had a daughter who had married three times and she knew more than me. They didn’t get along. They love each other now though. In fact, they always did love one another there was just a lot of anger mixed in there. Kids don’t like a step-parent telling them what to do. I was 27, what did I know? Apparently nothing.
God would be the perfect husband. He would be kind, considerate, helpful, loving, fun, interesting… Well there aren’t enough words.
Who wouldn’t want to be married to someone like Jesus? I’ve changed a little towards God since I heard about this marriage thing with God. I try to talk with him about what I’m doing and reading and just simple things I talk with my husband about. I’m not so formal with him. I feel more at ease.