Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Gen.2:18)
They say opposites attract. In my case, that is pretty accurate. Abby is extremely organized, while I am not. Abby likes an early bed-time, while I am more of a night-owl (age is making this more of a dusky-dark owl?). Abby is more introverted and reserved, while I am more extroverted and loud (maybe obnoxious at times). Abby is beautiful, while I am not. You could say that we are oil and water, fire and ice, night and day. Even our initials reflect this night and day dichotomy (A.M. and P.M.). We are not the only ones who are such opposites who have come together, but there are also many who seemingly just alike who have also fallen in love and lived happily ever after. After 17 years of marriage, I love my wife more than I ever have. I have learned much in our time together. One great lesson I have learned is that it matters not what interests you may or may not share in common as long as you share the most important thing in life in common. I am grateful that Abby loves God more than she loves me, and I try my best to do the same. We committed ourselves to God before committing to each other. We may be polar opposites in regard to many things, but we share a passion for Jesus. If Jesus is at the center of everything we do, then my night to her day just makes for a great beginning and ending. Our pursuit of him takes care of everything in between.
“Father, thank you for blessing us with faithful spouse who make our lives complete. Help us to realize that a great marriage is made when we put you even before each other. Bless our homes with peace and joy as we center ourselves in you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”