This week my mind has been blown, boggled, and awe-inspired all at once. Sometimes I read an article and I’m relatively unchanged by it’s contents, but then sometimes I come across an article that dives into my heart and makes waves that last for days.
I can’t shake this last article I read and the feeling it has brought over me. Check out the article HERE.
The main premise? Marital intimacy is a sacrament that we experience with our spouse and God. Sacraments are moments in time when we come to God and feel his holy presence. We partake of a holy experience with Him. There are few times in life when we get more close to divinity itself, then when we join with our spouse with the potential to create. And not just to create anything… but to create a living, breathing, loving, dreaming human being.
This concept boggles my mind.
“You and I who can make neither mountain nor moonlight, not one raindrop nor a single rose–yet we have this greater gift in an absolutely unlimited way. And the only control placed on us is self-control–self-control born of respect for the divine sacramental power it is.
Surely God’s trust in us to respect this future-forming gift is awesomely staggering. We who may not be able to repair a bicycle nor assemble an average jigsaw puzzle–yet with all our weaknesses and imperfections, we carry this procreative power that makes us very much like God in at least one grand and majestic way.”
This quote is the essence of my thoughts. I cannot believe that me–so very imperfect– and quite unable to put together a rubiks cube–am right this minute creating fingers and toes, a nervous system, eyes to see the sunrise, and ears to hear birds and someday my goodnight lullaby.
I’m so profoundly grateful to a God who lets me come closer to Him through this sacrament. This time when I feel His guiding hand and love so powerfully. Surely, intimacy is sacred, the creation of life is sacred, and I’m humbled that even I, as imperfect and weak of a vessel I am, can take a part in this magnificent sacrament.
Marla! Oh, thank heavens another angel has come to your family! Congratulations. Though we don’t know each other personally, I’m happy for you. Really. I can only imagine how heavenly it feels. 🙂
I love this post so much.
And your baby, oh how lovely!
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I love that perspective as well! Thank you for sharing at Mommy Moments last week. This was the top viewed link and will be featured this week. Congrats!
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Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Faith! I saw that you are also pregnant. I hope this pregnancy is going well for you! It’s amazing how one pregnancy can be so different from another! Anyway, thank you for featuring my post and for hosting the mommy moments! 🙂