The best things come in pairs


What love looks like 🙂

On January 7th, I  was privileged to marry the beautiful woman in the above picture. Not only was it the best day of my life, but my life as a whole is so much better for having her in it.

I’m convinced that the best things come in pairs. Think about it.

Shoes. Socks. Pants (Who’d want to have one pant leg?). Gloves. Just to name a few. Even God said that “goodness and mercy” would follow us all the days of our lives (Psalm 23:6). Also, all the animals that marched onto Noah’s Ark did so in…pairs.

While I am being somewhat facetious, there is a great blessing when two people join together. King Solomon says as much when he writes:

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV)

This new season of life has and will teach me many things. One of those early lessons is the beauty of teamwork. It’s a blessing to work with a partner to accomplish something, especially someone you love and admire.

To all my newfound married brothers and sisters, look across the bed and cherish your spouse as you are going to sleep tonight or waking up tomorrow. To all my single homies, cherish the people the Lord has placed into your life to help sharpen you, especially your roommate(s)–they have a way of preparing you for marriage like none other.

I’m going to sign off now, so I can go tell my wife how much I love her.

Grace and peace.


~ by christianballenger on January 31, 2017.

2 Responses to “The best things come in pairs”

  1. Awwww how sweet your wife is one lucky lady to have a husband like you and I’m sure your one lucky man to have a wife like her . Oops I should not say lucky I don’t believe in luck I will just say bless you both are so bless to have each other.

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