Tomorrow is the big day! We have been together for four years and now its the right time to tie the knot!
This is my last blog post for a few weeks, as I will be busy… on my honeymoon. I wanted to leave you, the reading audience with some thoughts on marriage. Actually just one thought:
Our life together is a sign of Christ’s love to this broken world.
That is what marriage is all about. Marriage is a demonstration of the gospel. If you want to understand the gospel look at marriage, its the best symbol we have for marriage. With that I leave you with a marriage prayer that I wrote (I took the a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer and I modified it). If you are at the ceremony tomorrow, you will hear this prayer. I invite you to pray it over Amelia and I as well.
Lord we pray that their wills may be knit together in your will, and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their life.
Give them grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and acknowledge their fault, and to seek each others forgiveness and yours.
Make their life together a sign of Christ’s love to this broken world. May Christ’s kingdom be expanded through them, may unity overcome estrangement, forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair.
In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.