Jun 15, 2021
You know the old saying, “The more things change, the more things change”. Ok, that’s not exactly how it goes.Yet, for the season I am in right now that is surely how it feels. Last month my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. We were able to get away for a night, just one. It was not the grand celebration we have done with some of our past anniversaries. Here’s why.
We are a few months (feels more like years) into being parents of a teenager. Which is a big change - for all of us. In addition, we have been preparing to sell our house. Another big change that includes lots of projects to take on and all the expense that comes with them. Then perhaps the biggest change of them all! For my son’s birthday we crazily agreed to get him a puppy. Well the puppy was supposed to come in July which by our calculations was plenty of time to deal with the other changes. Well - the puppy, Ziggy, came a month earlier than originally told. Which means we are walking, caring for, getting bit by and cleaning up after our new four legged family member while trying to go away for an 18th anniversary, fix up a house - quickly and keep an active teenager active during summer break, all at the same time.
To say the least our family is going through a season of change. Do you think that may have an impact on our marriage. No not at all! We are 18 year pros, I write books on this stuff and have been blessed to counsel lots of couples. Surely, nothing swirling around us could bring tension to our relationship. LOL.
No doubt with this season we are in, there has been some snippiness in the air. It serves as a reminder that any, every and all marriage’s go through seasons. Things are not always (I hope) bad but they are not always good either. Sometimes they are neither good nor bad just…snippy - LOL.
In every season let us be encouraged to find the Lord’s purpose for the season and grace for one another according to the grace He continually shows us. Of all the wisdom in our household, its the teenager, my son that keeps reminding us, “it’s just a season and when the Lord bring us through, we will all be better for it.
I pray that whatever season you are in, the Lord’s grace and strength will encourage you to keep seeking him in “it”.
Now to Him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writing has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith - to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
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