Love Poem No.4

The scriptures declare at the resurrection we
won’t marry or be given in marriage; we’ll be like
God’s angels in heaven. I certainly don’t want to
overstate my importance but I’m not particularly
thrilled at this prospect. Angels know nothing of
the raptures of this fidelity, the wax and wane ways
of married love – the way your fingers interlock
with mine, the way son and daughters look like us
but not us, the way your grandmother’s Le Creuset
french oven cooks the roast and carrots perfectly,
the way the same bedroom dresser we’ve had for
twenty-two years creaks beneath the weight of the
garments we take each day to adorn our fallen bodies.
This is a bounty angels know nothing of but envy.
 

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6 Comments

  1. consolationofmirth on October 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    The same thoughts that fill my head. Like the angels? Not digging on that. I reckon God chuckles at my sense of disappointment in the prospect of heaven.

  2. nwhannas on October 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    As my dtr would say to her friends, “Ikr?!”
    (I know, right?!). Gone, hopefully, will be that part of my brain which is locked into the comfort of familiarity & the peace of my own making.

  3. Melinda Viergever Inman on October 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Beautifully put! So true! After thirty-five years of marriage, it’s hard to imagine how heaven can top this; but then I consider how much better it will be to understand one another completely with conflict removed. Still, marriage is the earthly image God gave us to help us envision the unity and commitment of Christ and the church. The tiny glimpse it offers is precious.

  4. pastordt on October 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I am so with you on this one. I am secretly hoping – after nearly 47 years – that we’ll share a room somewhere in heaven’s vastness.

  5. Peg Richards on October 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I don’t think that scripture precludes the truth that what God has already joined together, let no man pull asunder. In other words, if we’re already married when we go to Heaven, we don’t need to be married or given in marriage. We already are married! A good and gracious God is not going to take away our most precious relationships–not when He is all about relationship.

  6. Dawn on October 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    My husband and I finally found each other at the tail end of our 30s, and it feels like soul mates. We don’t like the idea of not being married in heaven either, so we made our marriage vows say, “forever” instead of “til death do us part.” He is God in heaven, and does as he pleases, but we just wanted to put our 2 cents in. 😉

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