Amos 3:3-Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
At this time of year I am really sentimental. Today marks our 32nd wedding anniversary. And we are grateful!
The prophet wrote, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed? I can certainly answer that. Yes, if you are in agreement! With if being the operative word.
When we met in the airport in Sigonella, Sicily, we were young and full of hopeful ideas of what we wanted in our future not realizing at that moment that we were the answer to one another’s prayers. But God knew.
I was sitting in the airport surrounded by military people, on a military base, waiting on a cheap flight to the states when he saw me. I was reading my Bible. I shall never forget it. When he approached me and asked me what I was reading, I wasn’t sure he was someone I wanted to talk to if he didn’t recognize the Bible. But he said he wanted to know what I was reading in the Bible and that was a whole different conversation.
Suffice it to say, God arranged for us to meet that night and now we are 32 years later still in love.
What did we agree upon during our courtship that helped us to build such a strong marriage and relationship:
Well, we agreed that God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, was God and would be the center of our personal life and our home.
We agreed to worship together! Children included! Faithfully!
We agreed to serve the Lord together!
We agreed to share in the rearing and education of our children.
We agreed to not yell at each or to speak disrespectfully to one another. Ever!
We agreed not to harbor unforgiveness towards one another!
We agreed to spend time with each other!
We agreed to be tithers and givers and to teach our children the same!
In other words, and not so much in any special order, we agreed to live our lives in agreement with the Word of God and not in agreement with our flesh and emotions.
What happens when we don’t agree, we pray and we talk it out! We disagree, but we don’t fight! We don’t insult! We don’t attack!
Our special time together is walking in the evening in the neighborhood talking and praying. We love to go out to eat on weekly date nights. We love spending time together as a family. We are our biggest cheerleaders. He thinks I preach as well as any speaker we have ever heard. I think he’s the wisest man I know. And definitely, the most handsome!!
We’re not perfect but we are perfect for each other!!
My husband has been a great dad to our girls and a great spouse to me. And I am as grateful today for him, if not more, as I was on our wedding day. The song we sang to each other is as appropriate now as it was then:
“Only God could love you more, for He gave me this love I have for you. What a blessing to know He’s your Lord, for only God can love you more than I do!” Definitely, a very happy anniversary!! Wonderful Jesus!