Winston Churchill’s wife was named Clementine. He affectionately called her Clemmie.
Churchill wasn’t generally considered handsome. He wasn’t athletic. He wasn’t rich. He wasn’t the young man that most moms were dreaming of for their daughters. Clementine’s mother, Lady Blanche Hozier, wasn’t overjoyed at the thought of her daughter marrying Winston. But, despite Winston’s many shortcomings, he possessed the one essential ingredient needed to make marriage work – love. He loved Clementine.
At a banquet late in life, Churchill was once asked, “If you could come back as anyone after you die, who would it be?” He thought for a moment, stood, turned to his wife, and said, “Mrs. Churchill’s second husband.“
I’m sure that Winston got some major brownie points for that. History records that those weren’t just empty words. He deeply loved Clementine. They were happily married for 57 years.
I hope that all of us might say the same thing about our mates, not just physically, but spiritually. If we could come back and do life again, I am sure that we would make many changes. However, there is one thing that we would not change – being married to Christ. Marrying Christ is the best decision that we ever made.
Paul wrote, “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God” (Rom. 7:4).
Jesus couldn’t have loved us more than He did. Again, Paul wrote, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish (Eph. 5:25-27).
We enjoy such a good life with Jesus now and the future promises even greater blessings (Matt. 19:27- 29). If we could do life over again, marrying Christ is one thing that we wouldn’t change. If you are not a Christian, then I highly recommend becoming one. You will never regret marrying Christ. Every imaginable blessing is found in Him (Eph. 1:3)