Our family was invited to a very precious wedding yesterday. It was very big. The colors were brown and yellow. Lots of huge sunflowers were all around. They live on a farmstead, just animals, and enjoy the sunflowers that are around Kansas. I remember the girls and I going to a tea at their home when all the girls were little, including theirs. As a gift as we left the tea we were given a long stemmed sunflower with a tag with scripture tied just under the sunflower. Sweet memory.......simple act of kindness, but it stuck with myself and my girls. The wedding was beautiful! When the Bride and Groom entered there was a little girl behind me that kept saying, "I want to go and see the Princess"! Made my heart smile! I was glad to witness this wedding, my sweet man and I held hands while scripture was read and mentally renewing our vows. We will be married 38 years this next week, Aug. 16! So thankful the Lord has been faithful, when we were not....smile. The scripture they chose to be read was
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is Himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:20-33
The Lord was invited to be present at the wedding by each of them and their families. If they follow the instruction of this verse, each of them, will enjoy their days together as man and wife. They made a covenant yesterday, a vow to love and cherish until they died. With Christ as their Head, they will not fail!
One day their will be a beautiful Wedding Feast.......those who have put their trust in what Christ has done at Calvary, will be invited. His shed blood was shed for our sins......this farmgirl is very thankful. He provided a way for Heaven!
Hugs to your day....... trusting you have a very restful day!