The Bible reveals, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.” (Eccl. 4:9) My marriage has had multiple “good returns” and I am so thankful for them. We’ve had the return of answered prayer together, the return of investment into the lives of others, the return of years of mission work, the return of children and grandchildren, etc. God’s returns just keep on coming.
One of the greatest returns, however, is that since being married in 1975, we have never had to face the world we live in alone. Since saying “I do” we’ve had one another by our side. It is an amazing and comforting feeling to know you have one another’s back and to know you will not give up on your mate. It’s a bit inexplicable I suppose.
We all know there will come a day when one of you leaves this earth. Do not wait until then to appreciate, complement and work toward that better return. Be the one who serves fully and completely by laying down your life for your spouse. Be the one who does not give up, who continues to grow and change and be the one who allows the difficulties in life and marriage to become better versions of who each of you are becoming.