One of the major aspects of life: is to have a meaning, work and marriage are two ways of proving that our life has a meaning. Work and marriage are of a divine origin ( Gen. 2: 15- 18), before the fall God created both for man’s good, in order to give his life a meaning, a purpose, and even a motive, but after fall an enmity arose between man and God, and since then a curse disseminated to everything related to our life, including work and marriage; work turned out to be hard labor with less fruit, and pain, marriage , instead of being a part of paradise, became an issue of control, lust, and pain.The former paradise withdrew from our lives, and eventually life lost its meaning, and purpose.
Fortunately in Jesus Christ there is restoration; a restoration of relationship between God and man, between man and creation, and between man and woman, thus a restoration of the blessed meaningful marriage, and also a restoration of a meaningful fruitful work or job. In Jesus, life is restored, the curse is broken, and ‘ meaningness’ is again integrated into our lives, and into the lives of all who believe in Him. Although this restoration is not yet fully accomplished in our lives (Rom. 8: 23), and we are waiting for a perfect restoration in the coming kingdom when our king and Lord Jesus Christ will come to rule over the nations, yet still a portion of the restoration is there for all who really believe, and live by faith a meaningful life.