Love Birds… πŸ’•

I happened to be in church for a midweek service and noticed one of the Ushers lead an elderly man and woman into the auditorium. For a minute I was captivated. Judging from the support and care the woman gave to the man it was obvious she was a delicate care-giver.

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.

Genesis 2:18 (NLT)

Approximately speaking, the couple was in their early – or late – seventies and it was glaring to those who chose to notice them that there was something more than meets the eye; they looked strikingly alike.

When I was younger, I always wondered how husbands and their wives started to resemble each other after marriage. In fact, I have, on several occasions, confused some couples to be siblings.

Soon enough though, I started to understand the β€˜why’.

[22]  Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
[23]  The man said, β€œThis is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called β€˜woman’, for she was taken out of man.”

Genesis 2:22-23 (NIV)

The concept of oneness for couples is beyond the literal meaning, it is the very essence of the union and a mandate given man right from creation. A man and his wife become one physically, spiritually, emotionally – in every facet of life.

It is vital to note that over time you start looking like whoever you share deep ties with. You act like them, sound like them, pick reactions from them, and soon start looking like them.

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)

Are you married already? Your spouse comes first after God. Or are you single? You still have room to determine who you give the lovebird spot to. Who you choose is who you eventually look like. Choose wisely!

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