Marriage Vows

There are many marriage vows.  Some are traditional and some are written by the bride and groom.  One of the ones I recently saw included the words “I will serve you with tenderness and respect.”

At the entrance to the apartment complex where I live, this statue sits almost unnoticed.
When I first saw it, there was no snow.  After Minnesota got hit with a few weekends of snow, I looked at the statue surrounded by snow.
I was reminded how in marriage we need to continue being tender and gentle with one another in spite of the adversities and life changes that we go through.
This is how God’s relationship with us is also.  In Matthew 11:29 Jesus says “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls.”
Rest in this world of busyness.
In our Father’s love as in our marriages we find rest for our souls.
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