The significance of singleness

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Marriage is a symbol
Marriage is a sign
Of the divine bond tied
Between Christ and his bride
It reflects the affection
Of Jesus for his people
So great, he gave his life
To make the church his wife

Marriage is an image
Of the nature of God
The absolute unity
Of two as one
Pictures the heavenly community
Of Father, Spirit, Son

Marriage is a reminder
Of the kind of God we worship
Loving and relational

It’s also a guard
Against the hard hearted
Part of us all
That runs from commitment
Marriage is God’s good command
To stay
Like he does when we wander away

Singleness is a sign
Of setting aside
All other loves
And laying down pride
In faithful patience
For the ultimate bridegroom
Who sealed the engagement
The moment he died

 
 

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