A Foretaste of Tomorrow

The desire for a happy, lasting marriage blessed with children who grow up to be successful, morally responsible adults is truly the universal dream.

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Of course, we come by this dream quite naturally. As part of God's creation, we are reflecting the very plan God Himself is fulfilling as He builds His own family.

Jesus Christ came to do His part in helping us "become children of God" (John:1:12). Reflecting on our wonderful destiny, the Bible speaks of us as coheirs with Christ of the coming Kingdom of God (Romans:8:17; James:2:5). This transition from human flesh and blood to immortal spirit begins with the return of Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of the Kingdom of God over all nations (Revelation:11:15).

The next step will be for Jesus to marry His Bride. "And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, 'Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.' And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints" (Revelation:19:6-8).

To help us prepare for this magnificent future, God has allowed us to experience, through marriage and family, a foretaste of this wonderful time. God's desire is that we live abundant lives filled with happiness and success (John:10:10).

Yet the happiness and training God offers us through marriage and family is best experienced in harmony with God's instructions and guidance. If you want happiness and success now as well as in the life to come, choose God's way.

Get in sync with His laws and directions. As you yield your life to Him, you will experience the richness of God's way and some of the greatest human joy possible. Here's to your marriage and family as well as your being part of the coming family of God!

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