New Living Translation (NLT)
25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. 30 And we are members of his body. 31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
When some lovers walk beneath the moon
They hold hearts; not merely hands,
And I think that heaven leans in close
So they can hear the angel bands,
And the moon seems to glow much brighter
While the planets dance across the skies,
Or maybe it’s just the stardust
That’s fallen into their eyes,
And their hearts will beat much faster
And maybe even skip a beat,
It happens every single time
That their eyes should chance to meet,
And if they pause their winsome walk
And partake of a lover’s kiss,
Their souls will be locked forever
In an eternal state of bliss,
You see, holding hearts is different
Than merely holding hands,
And only those who’ve done it
Can ever understand.
©2018 by William Pierce
You set before the world Your perfect ways. May we embrace them and be made whole. Thank You!