There’s Nothing Perfect About It
I took a trip some time back to Colorado and I must say that I didn’t know Colorado had that much of nothing out there…almost as bad as driving from San Antonio to El Paso in Texas. Nonetheless, as I was driving back to my hotel in Colorado Springs, I had to pull over on the side of the road to stop and look at a breath-taking view of the sun going down just behind a small range of mountains. It was so nice I actually pulled over three times. Don’t worry, the road was so desolate, I could have stopped the car in the middle of the highway and have no concerns. Anyway, after I stopped the third time, I questioned myself as to why I continued to stop just to look at this scene…and that is when the words came out of my mouth…”There’s Nothing Perfect About It”. When I said these words, it completely threw me off because I knew at that point God was telling me something. There I was amazed at this sunset in the middle of nowhere that God had put together with different colors in the sky, all types of clouds streaming in all directions, trail traces of aircraft flying in the sky, and an uneven, jagged edged mountain range sitting off in the distance. Even though I said to myself “there’s nothing perfect about it”, it was beautiful…a beautiful creation by God.
Then He laid it on me. This is the same type of situation we have with a marriage. Like the errant clouds, the husband may think one way and the wife another way. Like the mountain range, everything won’t always be smooth within the marriage…it will have its ups and downs…mistakes will be made. Throughout all of this, which clearly shows that marriage may not be perfect, it is still a beautiful creation by God and to God.
We as couples need to realize the beauty of our marriages despite the imperfections that may be included. It is these imperfections that God uses to create a masterpiece of work. Just think about it, if you were to paint a picture with every line, shape, and color perfect, I honestly think the picture would be dull and uninteresting. Me being an artist, I know how little mistakes or mess-ups in pieces of art add character and make the artwork even more alluring to look at. That’s the beauty of marriage; while it may not be perfect, it is a beautiful piece of artwork.
For singles that are considering marriage, my best advice to you is not to set your limit at finding the perfect woman or perfect man…(to be continued).
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