Moving together as one, is what you do when you begin to ballroom dance. Through the dance frame you become one. In your marriage, you become one on your wedding day. Intimacy, brings you closer together. This takes time with each other. Yet, the more time we spend together, the more we see each other’s flaws, say things that are not nice and step on each other’s toes. The only way to avoid this, is not being together. However, this is not what God intended for our marriage.
We all make mistakes and are far from perfect. Forgiveness has to be a part of our dance experience. Forgiveness has to be a part of our marriage.
On this Good Friday, I am reminded of the ultimate act of forgiveness. God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for each one of us. He did not deserve it. But He did it for us. No matter where we are on our spiritual journey, we will fall short. I continue to stumble, step on toes, and say things that are not nice. I am thankful that when I call out to Him, He forgives me. His grace is sufficient for me.
I sometimes hear people say, “Well, they are a Christian, they shouldn’t act this way.” This is a true statement, but until we breathe our last, we will continually fall short. We can learn from our mistakes, and hopefully grow from them.
God wants to have intimacy with each one of us. He wants a closeness with us. Through Jesus, this is made possible.
God’s Word- John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.