It's wedding time. Here you are, in all your glorious beauty, ready to walk down the aisle to your knight...the man who chose you, the man of your dreams.
You walk down the aisle, meet your man at the altar, and then everyone sings a hymn.
And that man of your dreams.....he's just perfect! Well, he's ALMOST perfect. Except for the back hair, and those goofy jokes, and those silly looking jeans he loves, his sometimes gruff manner, and his lack of Bible reading, and the_________, and the___________.
And it begins. The aisle, altar and hymn, turn into..... "I'll alter him"! And we work and work at it, sometimes for years!
We have an image in our minds of what we want our husbands to be like...that perfect man that looks and thinks like we think he should look and think.
Those preconceived ideas can make it really hard on our man. After all, he's not really supposed to be made in OUR image, nor does he want to be. (Do we really want him to be like us??)
He was created in God's image, yet still incomplete. God made him to be a man and he is still human.
Maybe we should start adapting to him and loving him the way he is....not as we want him to be. And the changes? I've found that God does a lot better job than I do!
May all my veiled "suggestions" and "encouragements" be silenced into quiet, uplifting prayers for my knight, the man who chose me, the man of my dreams.