The Covenant of Marriage (a Poem)

The Covenant of Marriage

Why is it these days, that the time they spent nightly,

The promises made, so many take lightly;

Engaged in relational talk and discovery,

A man and a woman reveal what their life be;


Two hearts that you know have been longing to be,

To meet at the alter, to create a new family;

But how have their mother and father so taught,

This couple that marries will soon get distraught;


Because they discover that there's no fidelity,

Just interests and things that brought them familiarity;

In haste they take flight to withdraw from each other,

And really it's God that they need to discover;


We're human and born into sin and to shame,

But God is the one that has called us by name;

From the beginning he's set us apart,

So Jesus could live in a place in our heart;


Through Jesus love and submission he died,

On the cross for our sins, we can no longer hide;

Our creator has made us so we'll be complete,

And he gives us strength so our trials we beat;


Mistakes we will make as our life passes by,

We learn through the pain of life that makes us cry;

In everyday life there are measures we meet,

If we don't learn the lessons, mistakes we repeat;


The point that I'm making is don't run away,

From the lessons in life that we learn everyday;

From person to person we just won't admit,

The mistakes in our life, that were part of it;


Denial is common, cause people are proud,

They blame someone else cause their heads in a cloud;

They can't see their self when they look in the mirror,

But, God knows their heart, and the message is clear;


Humble yourselves and own up to your faults,

Then with maturity, don't do the waltz;

Stand and be counted as one who can bear,

The troubles you caused and the many that care;



With humility, we need to examine our self,

Putting our pride and our blame on the shelf;

Accept were not perfect and turn from our ways,

And with Jesus help you can see better days;


If we don't give the Lord full control in our life,

Then everyday we will face trouble and strife;

We need to love unconditionally,

So that we can find the same you and me;


Respect for you dwindles, when you can't confess,

Your lack of true knowledge has made such a mess;

Humble yourself before God and your wife,

Get saved and read God's Word, and clean up your life;


The words under oath before God that you've spoken,

You fight, but forgive, so your vows won't be broken;

The contract of marriage is a covenant, no less,

Your hearts before God become one, it's a test;


Your unabashed love, that by vows you've committed,

Must never be thrown in the trash or omitted;

Your word is your word or have you been lying,

God knows your heart, and in sin you'll be dying;


Stand firm in His Word and don't you ever doubt,

Through trials and troubles trust me, it works out;

The virtue of faith is in patience, my friend,

Will God find our faith when he comes at the End?

By Mark Aldrich (c)

May 5th, 2009 - 7 rev.