Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arranging a Marriage

I have found the perfect future groom for my daughters.

  • He doesn’t swear or get drunk (though he isn’t strictly opposed to drinking).
  • He is punctual and doesn’t seem to get lost (probably because he doesn’t mind asking for directions).
  • He loves children.
  • Given how frequently he is invited to weddings I hold out hope that he is a good dancer.
  • He has a witty, though dry, sense of humor.
  • He has the mind of a philosopher and a body use to hard labor.
  • He would be fiercely protective of her with the power to back up his threats.
  • He is affectionate, loving, tender, and attentive.
  • He will ardently pursue her until he wins her hand.
  • He would have absolutely pure motives in his time with her.  He would never ask her to comprise her morals by lying or being immodest.
  • He will love her unconditionally, always encouraging her to hold herself to a high standard.
  • He is quick to forgive and happy to forget past transgressions.
  •  He always has an attentive ear and will adore her as if she is the only person in the world.
  • He is happy to assume leadership within the home.  His style of leadership is to never lord it over anyone but to lead by modeling serving others.
  • He is a master orator and storyteller.  He has never lost a case when arguing before the Judge.
  • He will always have time just for her.
  • His looks are average but he has a smile that could light up the world.
  • He has a great relationship with his Father, but was not afraid to leave home and make his own way in the world.
  • He has a wonderful healing touch.
  • He is a wonderful provider.  His fishing skills alone could feed a village.
  • He knows his scripture inside and out, and he is not afraid to live by it.
  • He will never leave her.  There is no place she could go that would separate her from his love.
  • He is most interested in her inner beauty.
  • He is an excellent judge of character.
  • His Father owns a huge mansion filled with gold and jewels.  He has a bright future in store; his Father has always said that his son will one day rule the world.
  • He can read her mind. J
  • He is willing to die for her…in fact, he already has.

Do you know this man?  Have you introduced your daughters to him yet?  No earthly man could live up to the standard we women reach for, but Christ can.  I hope my daughters find loving husbands who do their best to model their lives after Jesus’ example.  I hope too that my daughters understand that a man will fail them occasionally.  God never will.

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