"...and I will dwell in the House of the LORD forever!"

Monday, January 2, 2012

Divorced in Days

2011 was the year of short marriages. Kim Kardashian made headline news when she divorced her husband after only 72 days. The world was in shock that the high profile celebrity couple called it quits so soon.

Well, singer Sinead O'Connor has outdone Kim Kardashian. She wins the trophy for the shortest marriage in 2011--18 days. That's right, 18 days. Come to find out, this was O'Connors fourth husband and fourth divorce. O'Connor claimed that within three hours of their wedding, the marriage was in trouble. I hate to say that I'm surprised she completed two weeks!

It's tragic how our society distorts and dillutes the sanctity of the marriage bond. It seems like people only get married so they can have a wedding. When the wedding is over, the marriage is over.

The Lord's Church is known as the "Bride of Christ". (Revelation 19:7) Unfortunately, Christians who make up the church often run from their groom when problems come. But it shouldn't surprise us when problems come; it doesn't even take three hours for problems to develop! When we open our eyes every morning, Satan tries to tear our marriage with Christ apart. However, just because we experience "rough patches" from time to time, we can't seek a divorce!

The world will continue to flee from committment. Marriages will continue to fail. But as Christians, members of the Lord's church, we can't be divorced in days. We took a vow to be faithful to our groom; faithful unto death.