Cue the music and the lights and ACTION! The leading man drops to his knee and proposes marriage to his woman. How romantically sweet and sappy! And yet still a moving, beautiful expression of dedicated, exclusive love, but as I heard his profession it seemed his words rang empty. Because regardless of how wonderful he is, how much he desires to protect her, care for her, love her, and make her happy: he can't. And even standing before the altar and the pastor, they never addressed the fact that no matter how sincere and how great a person is, they can't keep a promise to love selflessly.
Only God can.
Our culture likes to put a significant other, a great job or hobby, or an amusement in the place of honor in our lives to reign as "king" and be the reason for living. But if anything or anyone other than Christ sits on the throne of your life, it is UNWORTHY. And the result of an unworthy regent results in divorce, bitterness, disillusionment, broken relationships, lust, fear, suicide, forgiveness, church shopping and job hopping.
There is only one rightful King. His name is Jesus.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.