Did you know there is a day every year that some refer to as “Divorce Day?” No, you won’t find it on your Google calendar nor will you be reminded about it by Hallmark. It’s a term used by those in the legal profession. Jimmy Nsubuga with METRO.COM explains:
It’s that time of the year again where married couples who can no longer stand each other get divorced.
Lawyers are expecting the traditional January spike in official separations to continue, with the first Monday after the New Year holiday often referred to as ‘divorce day’.
The couples apparently want to spend one last Christmas with each other to see if things will work out.
... ‘Financial pressures are also known to be key issues in arguments at this time of year with 40% of parents admitting that this was causing strains in their relationship.’
Business for the firm has been up at least 25% in January in the past few years compared with an average month.
We are statistically astute enough to anticipate its timing, but that doesn’t stop “Divorce Day” from happening every year. The pattern is there, we can see it coming, but we seem to be powerless to stop it, at least in our own power.
That’s why God sent His Son into the world, so that we might have access to a love more powerful than human limitations, more powerful than statistical trends, more powerful than financial pressures, more powerful than death itself!
Don’t just stand there and helplessly watch your life succumb to the downward momentum of a fallen world. If God’s love can conquer the grave, it can conquer “Divorce Day.”
Without the healing power of God’s love, all we can do is submit to the statistics. With the help of God’s love, we change those statistics?
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25).
"As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one" (Ephesians 5:31, NLT).