I have rhythm, my beloved not so much.
God established marriage as a picture here on earth of what the Trinity is like. As married couples, we are encouraged, exhorted, commanded, to become ONE with our partner. "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh." Genesis 2:24 and "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Ephesians 5:31
But that doesn't mean we leave our individuality, personalities, gifts, idiosyncracies at the altar when we say "I do". Although I am married to and ONE with Ben Wilson, I am still Ann Wilson - organized, slightly OCD, a scientist, a lover of laughter, a crazy woman at times (just ask my beloved Ben :), an athlete, a Mom, a natural on stage, a good friend, a lousy friend, a curious friend, mad about music (I have rhythm, my beloved not so much) and many more qualities too numerous to mention that are exclusively mine. Just because I have become ONE with my beloved Ben, and let me tell you it has been an arduous journey that we still travel each. and. every. day, does not mean that I have lost myself and that we are one and the same person. I am still an individual. I am still Ann. Who is ONE with Ben.
In the same way, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit each have their distinct personalities, gifts, individualities but they are also ONE with each other. When making man, God said, "Let us make mankind in our image..." Gen 1:26. He didn't say, "let me make mankind in my image." That would have left Jesus and the Holy Spirit out of the bliss of creation! These three make being ONE look super easy, but reality for us is that we live on this scarred rock called earth and it is dang hard. Dang hard.
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