I Want You To Be My Love
Marriage is a funny thing. A mystery really. Ephesians 5:31-32 says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife...this mystery is profound." Every day I am confronted with the mystery of marriage, in some way or another. Being married to my Norse man has kept me guessing, wondering what in the world comes next.
Some days the mystery is profoundly beautiful. Others, it is significantly hard. On those days, I have found that it is the commitment we made to each other that keeps me going. I want Tim to be my love. No one else.
A few years into our marriage, this song by Over The Rhine became a favorite of Tim and I. "I Want You To Be My Love" states the obvious, but sometimes just singing the lyrics out loud makes all the difference in the world.
When I confirm with my mouth that I want you to be my love, I can feel bitterness break, walls crumble, forgiveness flourish, and desire ignite. I am restating my vows. Telling you, my love, that you are the one I want. You are the one I choose to cling to, forever.
The cross of Christ makes this possible. The power of the Gospel makes all things new. Each day the mystery of marriage is made alive in Him. I Want You To Be My Love.