Jesus Married

A couple standing before friends holding sparklers.

Posted on March 30, 2024 by Jenn Zatopek

What if Jesus Was Married?

I like to imagine Jesus married,
he and his bride standing with family,
the wife overjoyed to marry her beloved.

I like to imagine that marriage
made Jesus better at ministry,
softer with the women he heard,
kinder to the children he held,
stronger with the authorities he challenged,
sweeter in the friendships he cultivated.

I suspect God needed a wife—
a woman who embraced him
for his essence, not just for his efforts,
who yearned for his touch like we do too,
who recorded many of his stories
that make up the Gospels we recite today.

I think Jesus loved us enough to give
of himself because he was
so well loved in return,
by his people, yes,
but also by his wife,
the one who was God to him,
who loved him just as he was
and the possibilities he brought forth
within her, yes, but also within the world. 

Photo by Andreas Rønningen on Unsplash

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