Creating Love

Chapter 1: Let There be Light! See the Possibilities!

Wednesday
Nov042009

1.6 The Lord

Having a great marriage goes hand in hand with having a great relationship with the Lord. This process of creation is the same for both of them. In fact, if something is missing from your marriage, it probably means that something is missing from your relationship with the Lord, as well.

To gain a real vision for our marriage, to see the possibilities for genuine love, to have our eyes opened to the difference between real love and self-centered “love,” we need help. We need to look at each other from a Divine viewpoint, which only the Lord can give us. Once Jesus and His disciples passed a man who was born blind. His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him” (John 9:2).

Some people think that loneliness, resentment or apathy are a result of mistakes we make. It is good to identify our mistakes and correct them, but even when we try to do everything right, our lives may not be very happy. Suffering is not a punishment from God. God never wants to punish us or cause us any suffering. When the Lord allows suffering, He isn’t thinking about the past but about the future. He lets us experience darkness and emptiness because then we are open to letting in His light.

There was darkness and emptiness in that blind man’s life, but because it provided a context for the Lord to say again, “Let there be light.” Part of the light that came to the blind man was just to physically see. A more important part was to know that Someone loved him and had given him a vision of a future life of greater potential and happiness. Jesus said to him, “I am the light of the world” (John 9:5).  

The Lord wants to open our eyes to the potential we all have to experience a love that joins two souls, lasts to eternity, and is filled with every possible kind of happiness. This vision is directly a result of knowing how greatly the Lord loves us and wants us to be happy to eternity.

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