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No Marriages in Heaven

Marriages are made in Heaven.  But they have to be lived here on earth.  And in the end, they don’t exist when one goes home to God. 
Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection…”  (Luke 20:34 – 36)
Everyone wants to be in love.  And for most people, they are called to express this love to that special someone by making a mutual commitment to each other before God and man to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do they part. 
 
So for something as wonderful as this, why does it have to end in this life?  Aside from the reason given in the Gospel of Luke (which is also recounted in Mark 12:24 – 25 and Matthew 22:29 – 30), I just wondered if there was more to this than just that. 
Ultimately, marriage is a vocation – it is the state of life that God is calling most people to take in their journey back home to Him.  And I think it is just that.  Once the journey is over and a person is already with Him, it is no longer necessary. 
Besides, who can ever love more than the Greatest Lover of our lives – God Himself. 
In the end, nothing of this world will be of any concern or importance when we’re finally with God.  It seems hard to imagine that while we’re here, but in faith, I know this to be true.  When we are finally with Him, we become complete. 
I’m not saying this to put down the idea of marriage – it is a great institution for which He also established!  And there’s a lot of good that can be said about it.  And on a personal note, I want to get married someday, too. Smile  I just think that it’s not the “end” of the journey, just one of the paths one can take to get there. 
 
Besides, how perfect can we possibly love each other in this world, being the imperfect creatures that we are?  When we are finally united with God Whose love is perfect, then will we be able to love one another with the same perfection.
It’s reassuring to know that God’s love for us is great and eternal.  No matter how bad or disappointing life gets, things will be alright because of Him. 
Ultimately He is what’s more to marriage, life and the afterlife. 
 
Jesus, King of Mercy, I trust in You!
 
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