A longing blessed by the Lord

What I am writing may seem strange to many. But it is as beautiful as it is strange!

When I write these lines, I am in Nepal, I am staying in my hotel room and it is evening. After a pleasant day, in which I taught the Word of God, what I would like most now, even if I am tired, is to see my wife! Yes, I am tired, I am also sick, but in all these circumstances, smoothly, very quietly, this Blessing of the Lord appears! How beautiful it is to have someone to miss, especially the partner with whom you have entered into a marriage vow! What a beautiful strangeness God has placed in us! When you are not with your only one, you feel as if you are missing a part of yourself. A half that God created exactly, rightly and perfectly matched for your half! Didn’t he make the male part and the female part? Whether it’s good for you, bad for you, if you’re crying or enjoying something, a thought immediately arises: Oh, for you to be with me now!

Dear reader, if you are married, what is your married life like? Does it still have charm? Do you still long for him or her? Do you count the moments until you see each other again? Or, has it long been lost in the storms and running of this life? Who and what underlies your marriage?

When I had been married for only a week to Oxănica, another Christian family had 3 years of marriage at that time. Seeing our happiness to be close to each other and the beautiful words we used to call each other, they said to us: At first everyone is so beautiful and romantic, but after 2 or 3 years! Won’t everything change? After a month of marriage another Christian husband, seeing me giving flowers to my wife without waiting for any special reason, said to me: It will last about 6 more months, then you will start to forget. It’s been more than 6 months. More than 2 and 3 years have passed, but things predicted by previous families have not come true. Are we an exception? Of course not. I don’t want to present marriage only through rose-colored glasses now. Yes, it also has its misunderstandings, conflicts, shortcomings and pains. But when you know that you have with you the person that God has given you, whom He has found for you according to your needs, all this unites you more. They make you depend on each other, they make you understand that you can’t live without each other.

Maybe it’s time to go and thank God for your partner!

Remember that no other people will ever be able to fulfill you as beautifully as your partner. He or she is unique and given by God only to you, personally!

Appreciate it!

Translated by Didina Vicliuc