God is bigger than the pundits

Yesterday, we celebrated fifteen years of marriage.  It is crazy how fast it has flown, and yet how it seems to be all I can remember at the same time.

As I scrolled down Facebook yesterday, I saw the mushy post he left for me, and it made me smile, cry and snort all at the same time.  I can’t help but think that it really a composite for our marriage.

I look back and I think about how people were do adamant that we were nuts getting married. “You’re on the rebound, and shouldn’t be in a relationship so soon.”  “He was previously engaged to what’s her name.”  “It’s too fast.”  “He’s a dork.” “You fight too much.” “You’re too young.”   “Are you settling?” and the list could go on and on….I realize that people just thought that they were helping, but they were wrong.

No, we haven’t arrived, but at least we are still on the train!

I think about fifteen years, and we have had our struggles.  We have had years we almost did not make it.  We have both been selfish, rude, mean, idiotic, and wrong.  People look at us and shake their heads sometimes, but GOD IS GOOD.

HE has pulled us through!  Even through the years that we weren’t exactly His best disciples.  HE stuck by us.  He has brought people across our path to encourage us when we needed us, and smack us when we needed that too.  He has given determination and strength and wisdom when we had none. He is good.  Tancy and JP would have never made it fifteen years.  The pundits would have been right, we would have killed each other years ago.

                    Well.. I am pretty sure I would have won…

 

God did a pretty amazing thing.  He gave us this great gift.  Fifteen year together and we pray that it is many more.  I am not a mushy,gushy person, but I love that man with everything I got. We have been blessed with an amazing family and pretty amazing life that we get to lead.  

I want to say thanks be to God for this indescribable gift, but I think Paul stole that line in Corinthians when talking about grace.   My marriage is a gift, and I am pretty sure it is indescribable…

Thank you God.

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Tancy Griffin

Tancy Griffin is a wife and mother of four wonderful children. Her husband Jeremiah Griffin is a church planter and pastor in Rockford, Illinois.

One thought on “God is bigger than the pundits”

  1. I love you, Gal, and I’m SO thankful God brought you and JP together and has kept you by His grace! May you continue to “ABOUND in the work of the LORD” — together!

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