Those involved in drilling for water know that you get more water much deeper down the ground. Research shows that the earth may have underground ocean three times that on the surface. The deeper the better. Water deeper down would be free from contamination by sewage and the likes.
I want to share with you what I would like to call the 3 ‘S’ Levels of marriage.
*Sharing Level: This is the surface level kind of love. It is the ‘give and take’ kind of love. Each party is sort of, ‘repaying’ the other for their kindness by being kind in return. This level of marriage is the kind where the spouses work towards meeting each other mid-point. Once one of the two has refused to offer any good thing, the other person ceases from bringing any good to the table. At this level, it is a relationship of convenience at work. She is good, he is good in return. She is bad, he becomes bad too.
*Serving Level: This is a deeper level of marriage than the sharing level. The spouses seek to serve one another, and others around them too. They both wear the servant’s garment on their spirits. Humility helps them submit to each other under God.
*Sacrifice Level: Now, this is the deepest level of commitment. It takes grace to exhibit the kind of love that characterises this level of marriage. At this point, his life is now truly her life and vice versa. Both the husband and wife are ready to make any sacrifice necessary to make their marriage what God wants it to look like and to see to it that their individual life’s purposes are fulfilled. They share the kind of love Jesus shows us- selfless, true and pure.
Sharing, Serving or Sacrificial. . . Where are you at? And where are you going.
-OMOSEBI Mary Omolola