From the time we are little girls, we tend to imagine the day when we meet our “prince charming” and the man of our dreams comes and makes us feel complete. Hollywood also loves to get in on this, you see it in movie after movie. If you are old enough you probably remember the infamous scene from the movie Jerry MacGuire where he says “…you complete me.”
When you met your spouse, perhaps, like me, you felt like you were finally complete. Like they filled in all the pieces that you felt were missing from your life. My husband and I actually wrote our own vows, and I remember both of our vows making mention of no longer feeling like anything was missing in our lives now that we had found each other. So what happens when what you thought made you whole is suddenly stripped away from you? What happens when you are torn in half? It is completely devastating to say the least.
The Bible clearly tells us that when 2 people are married they become 1.
“...and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Mark 10:8
So yes, it is like being ripped apart. It is like having a part of you taken away. However, the lie I think we all believe is that we were complete because of our husband and now we are no longer complete.
I have been doing a single-mom devotional this past week on YouVersion. This one was entitled Single-Mom Strong by Pam Kanaly. (If you click on the title it will bring you to the page). Something in today’s reading really struck me. At the end of each day she has a short paragraph written to single-moms as if Jesus was talking to them and today it said:
“Your deepest wound leads you to the discovery that I alone complete you”
When I read that, it felt like everything that I had been thinking was finally put into words with that statement. It really felt like Jesus whispering to me that I didn’t have to feel like something is missing, I am complete because He makes me complete.
Colossians 2:10 reads
“So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”
No matter what, we are complete because Christ is the one who makes us complete. We never need to worry that he will leave us because he promises that He won’t and He keeps His promises! So today, sit quietly before Him and hear him whisper to you, I complete you!