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)


My hope for you is that you have had a prayer of salvation,

and if you haven't and you want to ask Christ into 
your heart and life, then I offer these words for you to 
repeat, but only if your heart is sincere, because God 
knows it if you're not.

Dear God, I now know I have needed you and have
rejected your calling, so today, right now, 
I ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart and my life, 
and forgive me from all past sin and Lord cleanse me 
from my unrighteousness. I believe that Jesus was 
crucified for my sin, died, and was buried according 
to the scriptures. I want you forever more to be 
my guide and I want to follow you as a believer. 
I ask for your strength to change my heart and 
my earthly ways so that I can become a better 
child in your kingdom. Show me how to depend 
on you in all things. And show me how to do 
your will in my life. I thank you and pray this
prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

May 5th, 2009