Well, it's been a crazy day to say the least. In the midst of the running around I had to do today, I turned the radio to a country station. Occasionally, I still turn the radio station to country music. It must be the years of going to the Rodeo in Sikeston, Missouri that runs through my veins.
Anyway, I heard a song that I've heard before but it struck me in a new way today. The song is called Little White Church by Little Big Town. In the song, you hear the following lyrics:
You've been singing that same old song
Far too long, far too long
Say you'll buy me a shiny ring
But your words don't mean a thing
No more calling me baby, no more loving like crazy
'Til you take me down
(Take me down)
You better take me down
(Take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Now, those aren't the words you thought you would hear from a Baptist preacher on a Wednesday, are they? The words strike a chord though with many women in our nation. The reason being is that it paints a picture of how many men refuse to be men and abandon their responsibilities to provide, lead, and love. Of course, some men might think they are leading and loving but in reality they are lying and lusting for self-gratification. As a Christian man, God continues to teach me to love my wife by serving my wife. I believe women are not looking for a man with bulging biceps but are rather looking for a man who builds a marriage on humility. So, in this country song, it gets to the heart of marriage. Commitment. A marriage built on a Christ-centered commitment will last. So, men, it is time to grow up and take her to the little white church and do it fast. Don't be a silver tongued devil abandoning your role, it could cost you your soul.
22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. -- Ephesians 5:22-33