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Harmonizing Hearts

Category: Bible Readings for Couples

Sing...in your hearts. Colossians  3:16-17

Through your care radio comes the sound of music. You turn to each other with immediate recognition: "That's our song!" You danced to it on your first date or sang it together on your college choir tour. You chose it as the hymn at your wedding or exchanged the record for your first Christmas gift. Whenever your memory plays it back, you are drawn to your mate with renewed devotion.

Our hearts beat to many rhythms. Your own love song moves to the beat of throbbing pulses and the sudden intake of breath as your bodies meet in the universal rituals of the marriage bed.

When the word of Christ dwells in both of you it creates a melody that sings its way through your life together, a song in your hearts that enriches the rhythm of all existence. Both of you write your own lyrics to remind you of the old, old story of Jesus and His love. But your words are set to the same harmonies.

Birth and death, spring and winter, seedtime and harvest, the cross and the resurrection are the themes of God's choral anthems. They become personalized for us in believing hearts and confessing lips. The refrain "Jesus is Lord" echoes in sound waves around the world and joins the cosmic music of the spheres.

That is the song which ennobles all the other rhythms of our life and melts our hearts into one singing melody.