minister get excited
conducting a wedding ceremony?
that the sole prerogative of The Couple?
Well, this month I have the first wedding of my five years ministry in
Maybole! My wife and I have had the pleasure of talking through married life
with the couple and I’ve shared in planning the service with them.
During the service I can say
(more or less)
what I like, I pronounce the couple married and without my signature on
their Marriage Schedule it remains invalid. It seems to me fair enough for
the minister to be excited too.
Perhaps the best part about the whole business
of arranging and setting up a wedding ceremony
is the reminder from the service that
God has made us male & female and marriage is his gift.
It is a holy mystery in which man and woman become one flesh,
united in a love, wherein they are called to be faithful to each other
throughout their lives.
This is a spiritual understanding of marriage but it is like the
relationship God wants to have with us. That too is a holy mystery in which
we are united with Him, in love; a relationship in which we are to be faithful
all our lives.
One very significant difference is that the union of the born
again believer with God is NOT until death us do part! Indeed,
we can say that at death this union reaches a special consummation. For then
the believer enters the very presence of God Almighty. The Apostle Paul
describes it this way in his
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
In a good marriage, husband and wife are always learning more
about each other. God, of course, knows believers through and through. But
the believer is always learning more about God – and I suspect this will be
the case even after death. Even when I see Him face to face I can hardly know
all God knows.
entered into an intimate relationship with God?
asked God to forgive your sin in Jesus Name?
Are You Willing To Be Faithful To Him As Long As You Live?