From Karen Arizumi on reaction to Last Sunday's Service, "Fresh Eyes, Part 1" where Pastor Tim spoke about how to see your partner with fresh eyes to remind yourself of why you got together with them in the first place, and about God's hand in marriages. Thank you Karen for sharing with us via "What's Going On!"
Wow! Only God!!! Pastor Tim, your sermon gave me chicken skin as I was just studying the exact same thing this past week. I've been reading "The Image Maker" by Brian and Candice Simmons, creator of Passion Translation. He wrote "he formed Eve from a rib out of the side of Adam; not out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm so he could protect her, next to his heartbeat so he could love her. Adam lost a rib but gained a wonderful completion through the woman. God himself custom-built the woman for him! The Father brought her to the man as his second self. The woman provided a brand new perspective for Adam's world. Her insights and feelings opened up for him new realms of spiritual reality. He would never be the same. For Eve, opening her eyes to see herself reflected in the Creator's eyes must have been a moment she never forgot. The Father's intent was that the two would become one. Marriages can be made in heaven! So it was with our heavenly Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ. Placed in the deep sleep of death, out of his wounded side came blood and water that cleansed and purchased the bride, bringing her to new life." Reading this made my marriage even more meaningful. I love you guys, awesome service from start to finish. Love you lots, Karen