I recently came across a video about love and marriage and I want to share a link to it with you. But it's not just any love that it talks about. It's about the love that Jesus has towards us. It compares the love that a bride and groom share, with the everlasting love that Jesus has for his bride, which is us (the church).
Of course it's easy to love our husband or our wife when they do nice things for us and times are good. But how do we act towards them when they are less than perfect? How about when they lie to us, are rude to us or simply ignore us? Do we still respond to them with love? Jesus has an unconditional love towards us that we probably can never fully comprehend. Since he so graciously extends that love to us - because we sure don't deserve it - we can then be empowered to extend that love to others, too. No, it's not easy, but love isn't always easy. Love isn't a feeling or an emotion. True love is patient and kind and lasting. It's unconditional.
Check out the video. It's well made by the folks over at Hyper Pixels Media, and while the message is simple, the lesson can take a lifetime to truly put into practice. I encourage you and your spouse to love the way Jesus loves.