Relationships can be hard. In a famous scene from The Notebook, Noah asks Allie a seemingly easy question “What do you want? What, do you want?” to which she replies, “It’s not that simple.” From the time of Paul writing Ephesians to the creation of The Notebook, relationships have been complicated and, at times, caused great conflict.
In this passage, Paul presents his vision for a Godly relationship between a husband and wife. But more than that, Paul also casts a vision for the relationship between Jesus and the Church. At the heart of both these relationships, there is a deep love. Just as Jesus gave Himself for the sake of the church, so should this deep love be present in our relationships.
Heavenly Father, relationships can be hard. I pray You will give me wisdom in my relationships to share Your love and grace with those closest to me. Thank you for sending Jesus as an example of perfect love, He gave himself up for the church. Let me love like Jesus. Amen.