Monday, October 1, 2012

Preparing For Marriage


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Preparing well for marriage means asking hard questions.

Getting to know that special someone includes learning about family and friends and schooling and athletics, favorite pastimes, books, movies, life's best moments and worst, the brightest places in our background and the darkest.

But what about theology?  Ever think to ask about that?

Our (Desiring God) hope is that a few couples, whether dating and considering marriage, or engaged and preparing for marriage, would find some benefit here, get to know each other better in some of life's most significant matters, and be more fit to discern God's leading for their lives.

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A Modern Day Hannah

I had the privilege of meeting a modern day Hannah.  Actually, I already knew this precious lady.  She is our family physician.  She and her husband have been blessed with a baby girl after 10 years of prayers!!!  Ten years!!!  That must have seemed like a lifetime during the midst of it all, but now it must seem to have been  worth the prayers, tears, struggles, etc.  When I heard the news, I rejoiced through tears with her, praised God with her and immediately thought of Hannah and how faithful our God is.

She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.  And she vowed a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head."  1 Samuel 1:10-11

And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, "I have asked for him from the LORD."   1 Samuel 1:20