“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22
Twenty-eight years ago this month my father married my mother, and received a blessed gift from God. Over the years, the Lord has indeed shown His favor to my parents. They have sought to build their home following the principles in Proverbs 24:3-4; “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
I am just one of the many blessed recipients who has witnessed them faithfully keeping their marriage vows to each other. In a culture which sees marriage as a contract that can be easily broken at the desired whims of a spouse, my parents have striven to uphold the covenant they made to each other and in the presence of many witnesses twenty-eight years ago. The rewards of sharing life together have been many and rich. Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.” My parents have fleshed out to me the relationship between a husband and wife being a picture of Christ and the Church. I am honored to be their daughter!