Drift Away

Give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock and Roll and DRIFT AWAY. Many of us think this is the way marriage should be. Get lost in one another and drift away. But that’s not reality. Each of us have our own desires and life goals. When two become one, two desires become one. Two life goals become one. Two minds become one. Two hearts become one. That means there is work involved to make two separate things harmonize in one composition.

This is why divorce is so rampid in today’s culture. We’re a microwave culture. We want it now and marriage is not something that harmonizes now. It takes time like a fine wine for the ingredients to harmonize into a wonderful whisk of tastefulness. But we think that through the glory eyes of infatuation that life can somehow drift away into the sunset holding hands and never have to give; marriage is for the taking.

There was an experiment done off the coast of Brazil a few years ago. Some sailors dropped two bottles in the water to see what would happen. One washed up on the coast of Central America. One went all the way around the world and landed in East Africa. They started in the same place but they ended up half a world away.

You can’t drift together; you can only ever drift apart. If you want to stay together, you have to be intentional.

*Hosting a small group based on marriage has made me more sensitive to my own marriage. Expect more posts.


About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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