It actually ends with Him, too.
The Alpha and Omega.
As a “hopeful romantic,” I know how important it is for me to remember who “devised” the whole idea of romance. It happened in the Garden of Eden when God created the first man and the first woman in His Image.
However, shortly after the “Big Inning” (baseball talk for Genesis 1), things began to fall apart. Why? Because Eve was deceived by the serpent, and Adam followed her. The result was a curse for each of them … as well as the first promise of the coming Messiah who would make all things right again.
How blessed we are to be living in 2012!
We have the Good News of Salvation and have been set free from sin and death.
So what shall we do with this Great Blessing?
Live a life worthy of the Gospel of Christ (Philippians 1:27). However, when it comes to our intimate relationships, we often get caught in a downward spiral. Nevertheless, marriage is intended to be uplifting … an ever upward spiral as we encourage one another in the Lord.
My fervent prayer is that my life’s work will be an encouragement to men and women to do just that.