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5/26/10

One Flesh - Word-Filled Wednesday

Welcome to my contribution to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted this week by Susan at Forever His. Be sure to stop by her blog for more visual inspiration from scripture.

My anniversary is coming up this weekend - Saturday, to be exact. We will be married 16 years on May 29, 2010.

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7-8; Ephesians 5:31

I love this verse (and the picture ain't bad either LOL - that's one cute husband I married, dontcha think?), and I love that it is in both the Old Testament and the New. I grew up knowing it from my Jewish background (but not really understanding it) - and it's quoted three times in the Christian canon -both by Jesus and Paul.

This "one flesh union" is almost as mysterious at the trinity. How two can become one is not easy to explain. I only know that it is true. After 16 years, we are more joined than we were 10 years ago, and shall be even more so in 20 years, God willing. He is just what I need, and I'd like to think he feels the same way about me.

We have problems--internal and external, physical, emotional, practical, and spiritual--but we are still one. We mess up, but are still there for each other. We may not be perfect, but we are perfect for each other - and perfect in Him who created us and brought us together.

After 16 years, I am still thrilled and blessed to have the wonderful husband I have. There's no one I'd rather be one flesh with.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet!

    Happy Anniversary Joanne!! I pray you enjoy many, many more!

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind words of encouragement♥

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  2. I LOVE seeing these wedding pics! LOVE it...and I've told you before how much I'm getting into the Hebrew translations..and THIS is why!

    Awesomeness Joanne!
    Congratulations!!

    peace,
    lori

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  3. Congratulations, Joanne. May the coming years you have together be even more blessed that those you two have already shared.

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  4. Lovely anniversary and blessings on many more.
    I so wish the world would get that truth about being one......that sex is not just a sporting activity but a Divine union...and that you leave something of yourself each time you take is as casual.

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  5. Hope you two enjoy a Happy Anniversary.

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  6. Happy Anniversary and may God continue to bless both of you.

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  7. Such a sweet post, enjoy your anniversary.

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  8. Congratulations!!! That is awesome, my dear! Happy anniversary to a couple that I know is living for the Lord. Love you!

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  9. What a joy to read this scripture with your wedding photo! Happy anniversary to you both!
    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  10. Uplifting testimony and photo. Have a very happy anniversary! :-)

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