I’m a romantic
and when I heard the words to the song recently
She is his life
and She is his whole world
it sounded so beautiful
but I thought about
how my stance has changed
since I was young,
a young romantic
Truth be told
when I met Mr. Wonderful
and started dating Mr. Wonderful
and married Mr. Wonderful
he was my whole world
I could barely think of much else
I loved God too
but I cared more about seeking Andy’s attention
than seeking my God
But of course
earthly affections do not completely satisfy
they don’t completely fill you
and when a person is your whole world
you can’t help but be disappointed
because that’s not how it’s meant to be
No one fills and satisfies
a soul’s longings
even for romance
He’s the heroic groom
for His bride,
And as I’ve gone through the ups and downs
I am thankful to have gone through them
with Mr. Wonderful
and yes, I’m thankful for romance
in my marriage
my love for my Savior
my focus on His affections
my longing to do His will
to do what I do out of love for Him
has surpassed all other loves
I’ve come to realize
that He has been pursuing me
all this time
even since the womb
And when I focus on Him
other relationships in life pale in comparison
but then all is as it should be
and I am free to love people
without expecting them to be God
– Susie Stewart
…Then I gave you My divine promise to always be your Beloved, and I entered the sacred covenant of marriage with you. I wed you, and you became Mine.
– Ezekiel 16:8 (VOICE)
As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
– Isaiah 62:5 (NIV)
For your Creator will be your husband; the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth.
– Isaiah 54:5 (NLT)
I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the Lord.
– Hosea 2:20 (NLT)
I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God!
For He has dressed me with the clothing of salvation
and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
I am like a bridegroom dressed for His wedding
or a bride with her jewels.
– Isaiah 61:10 (NLT)
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
– Revelation 21:1,2 (NLT)
“Go and shout this message to Jerusalem. This is what the Lord says: “I remember how eager you were to please me as a young bride long ago, how you loved me and followed me even through the barren wilderness.
– Jeremiah 2:2 (NLT)
The marriage covenant of a husband and wife is to be a beautiful representation of Christ and His beloved, the church. The earthly relationship should never overshadow the Divine.
– Susie Stewart
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her…
As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.
– Ephesians 5:25,31,32 (NLT)
Photos taken by Bob Karraker