Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Bride: A Gift to Be Enjoyed

Apart from Jesus Christ, my bride, Kristal, is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I pray that the infinite God of grace might grant me one thing: that I might be able to love, serve, delight in, wash (with the water of the word), and cherish her as He loves, serves, delights in, washes, and cherishes the Church (Epehsians 5:25-31).

Today we celebrate three years of exceeded expectations. To the unmarried: marriage is not a drag as the world would have you to believe. Marriage, in the fun, yet sufficient, words of Kristal, “Rocks the planet off its axis!” Only the selfish and pridefull chagrin the thought of commitment. Unconditional and sacrificial commitment in the covenant of marriage is not a ‘ball and chain,’ it is a channel through which mutual love and satisfaction flow. The only good reason to remain single, and it is a plenty good reason, is for the sake of being wholly devoted to the Lord (1 Corinthians 7).

1 comment:

Jessy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a happy day that was!
A hearty "AMEN!" to your comments on marriage.