Rose Colored Glasses

...These rose colored glasses, that I'm looking through, Show only the beauty, cause they hide all the truth..

Remember that old Country song? It's a true classic. And it is a true song.

I think we all get a pair of rose colored glasses when we get married. I think God gives them to us. As long as we look through the cross, we are looking through rose colored glasses.

I think it's so sad when we take them off. I know friends who long since removed theirs and now they see only ugly weeds. And I have friends who still have theirs on and they see only the beauty.

I remember the first time I really looked at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails.

I have friends who really do live these scriptures in their marriages. They believe in their spouses, they always protect, always trust, always hope and always persevere. I look at their husbands and can't believe they don't want more but then I know they believe, they have hope, and they still look through rose colored glasses.

The funny thing is I know many of them probably think I am looking through rose colored glasses myself, which is crazy to me because Dean is great and of course everyone else thinks so ;-) You know what is even crazier? Dean thinks I'm beautiful, the perfect size, smart, funny and the best wife in the world (he actually tells me these things on a regular basis) so I KNOW he has on rose colored glasses. My point is we have to keep our God given rose colored glasses on. ...see only the beauty cause they hide all the truth. The beauty is that we do see the truth but we LOVE them and they love us IN SPITE OF that truth, so we protect them and hope for them, persevere with them. And they with us.

Now look, I don't want anyone thinking I am advocating being a door mat, I am not. I think scripture says clearly that adultery is grounds for divorce. Some one hitting you or your kids, hit the road. Anything you put above God is a sin, even persevering your marriage. What I am saying is we need to hope, persevere, trust and love our spouses. Some of the most Godly women I know are married to men that I would have to strangle daily but they refuse to take their rose colored glasses off and they are right.

song of songs 2:1
I am the rose of Sharon, lily of the valleys.
(that was God speaking)


Amanda said…
Awesome! Thank you for giving me a new vision. I will put on my dusty rose colored glasses and quit believing what tohers say.
Anonymous said…
I know when my rose colored glasses fell off and I saw my husband as the flawed human that he is I went thru a hard time with staying with him, but I finally realized that I loved him anyway. He loves me with all my flaws and I hope he always will. So, after 30 years we just keep on keepin on.
Love MOM

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