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"The Adam Family, Part III, Let Go, Hang On"
Turn in your Bibles, please, to Genesis 2:24. The past two Lord's
Days we have been talking about the Adam Family. We've discussed
about the purpose and- partnership of marriaae, about the three stages
of marriage: the ideal - the honeymoon, the ordeal - when delight
becomes disillusionment and the love deal - love is something you
do. You do love and you'll feel love. Conscientious of opinion is
that marriage can be a pretty complicated thing. Varying degrees, of
course, some more complicated than others. Do you remember the song
a few years ago entitled, "I'm My Own Grandpa"? The writer said,
"Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three,
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law and really changed my life,
now my daughter was my mother, for she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad
and thus became my uncle, though it made me very sad,
for since he is my uncle, that also made him brother
of the widow's grown-up daughter who is, of course, my step-mother.
My father's wife, then had a son who kept them on the run
and he became my grandchild for he was a my father's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
because although she's my wife, she's my grandmother too.
And if my wife, is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild
and every time I think of it, it almost drives me wild.
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
as husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa.
Well, marriage is not always that confusing, but even the first
statements about marriage in the Bible sound confused at a glance.
It tells us to hang on and t ...
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