(1) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (2) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down from heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. (3) And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. (4) He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (5) He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then He said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true" (Rev. 21:1-5).

Your Own Mystery of Marriage
In light of the divine mystery of marriage, prayerfully consider the following questions:

1. Has your marriage truly reflected God's mystery of marriage in the last six months? If so, how? If not, why not?

2. What areas of your marriage need to improve so that you can truly reflect God's mystery of marriage? How do you plan on making these improvements in the next six months? Why not pray about this together right now.

3. In what specific areas of your marriage can you thank God for right now, in light of the fact that He has built certain aspects of His mystery into your marriage? Why not thank Him right now. Remember: God desires to use the mystery of your marriage to reflect His glory to the world.