Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

Why is it that a song writer can sum up my feelings so much better than myself and they don’t even know me?  So is the case even today.  As the song goes . . .
“Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?”

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights,
In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.”

This marks the amount of time I have been married to Brandon Kyle Wilson, my husband of one year (Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes as of today). 
If we truly were to measure in cups of coffee we would have had a good year because we drink coffee like it’s going out of style.  Or to measure in miles would take us off the charts because between the two of us we have logged a lot o’ miles.  However, like the song says . . .

“How about love? Measure in love . . .”
Now as cheesy as that might sound truly what better way is there to measure our marriage?  But I must clarify this love comes not from ourselves but from the covenant love of God.  God sent His son, Jesus, to die for me so that my sins may be forgiven.  There is no other love greater than this and it is because of this love I am able to love Brandon.  Loving Brandon apart from Christ would never be enough, never be satisfying, and would never provide fulfillment. 
However, we live in hope because we believe according to Ephesians 5:32 that our marriage is more than just about us and the roles we play as husband and wife are a picture of Christ and the church.  As John Piper says, “Marriage is meant by God to put that gospel reality on display in the world.  That is why we are married.”
The past year as Mrs. Brandon Wilson has been a blessing.  It is more than I deserve to have a husband that loves the Lord more than he loves me and challenges me to do the same. 
I love you Brandon! 
“It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.” 
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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2 thoughts on “Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

  1. Soooo sweet!!! Congratulations on an amazing 1st year! You both are a true example of love in each other guided through Christ. I remember all the times we spent together and I could not be happier for you both! Miss you all!

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