I am pretty sure that everyone watched or at least heard about the royal wedding that took place this past weekend. For those of us that watched, like myself, we sat glued to the screen as we watched the bride make her way down the (very long) aisle. It was absolutely beautiful: the groom as he saw his bride for the first time, the regal dress and flowers that adorned the church; stunning by all facets of the human eye.
Then there was a sermon…a sermon by Bishop Curry that lit up the hearts of those attending the wedding and watching from afar. I know my heart was moved and I truly took an introspective look at the love my earthly marriage represents.
Here are some precious and wise words from Bishop Curry:
There’s power in love. Do not underestimate it. Anyone who has ever fallen in love, knows what I mean. But think about love in any form or experience of it. It actually feels good to be loved, and to express love. There is something right about it. And there’s a reason. An old medieval poem says it: ‘Where true love is found, God himself is there.’ There’s power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift up and liberate for living when nothing else will. And the love that brings two people together is the same love that can bind them together, whether on mountaintops of happiness and through valleys of hardship. Love is strong as death. It’s flashes are flashes of fire. Many waters cannot quench love. Love can see you through! There’s power in love.
Yes, I mentioned above my “earthly marriage” because one day I will be united with my one true King, the lover of my soul. At the marriage of the eternal bride and groom, He will find me completely spotless and ready to give myself wholly to Him to be forever together in eternity. I may sound crazy but the Bible states in Revelation that the church, those in Christ, will be united with Christ…
I don’t know what that day will be like and honestly, it is overwhelming to say the least but every bit of earthly love I have felt and tried to muster will be in the person of Christ, my eternal Bridegroom. It will be the most royal of all weddings.
So, I leave you with sweet thoughts of love and a picture of me and my “boyfriend” taken almost 15 years ago at our wedding. The second picture shows our first act as a married couple- communion. (I remember the wind was blowing so our candles wouldn’t stay lit. 😉)
As much planning goes into the wedding itself, much more should go into the marriage itself.
Here are some great resources for your marriage:
1)The Holy Bible
2) The 5 Love Languages
3)The Meaning Of Marriage by Timothy Keller