I mean -- today, I thought of many things, and I thought about the last wedding I attended. Which happened to be another Christ centered union. I thought about Taylor's wedding some day.......I thought and prayed for the service and the groom and the bride. I thought about the families and how they all must be anxious. Aaron was one of my first first graders - years ago. He was the sweetest kid back then, I really think I was his 4th grade teacher as well. Maybe that is why he is a writer. Na...Just Kidding. He loved Blake, dedicated one of his books to Blake, and lived by him for a few years. I say that God weaves a tapestry, a perfect tapestry....how he knit the two of them together and there are ties to both the groom and the bride within out family. Taylor and Sarah have been friends since middle school. Time and distance has changed their relationship, but I know they will remain life long friends.
Today God reminded me of how HE redeems. HE really redeems HIS children. HE blesses. Just sitting at a marriage ceremony with my husband and daughter is a blessing...is a miracle in itself. This is the first wedding ceremony that we have attended together in probably 4-5 years. How time flies, but HOW God can heal is one of the things I thought about. HE redeems. I thought about a gift and I will probably buy the usual "toaster" but I also wanted to blog a prayer ...for Aaron and Sarah...as the 'first' couple of Taylor's crowd to tie the knot........
Someone teased Brendan today, 'you'd better warn him- what is he thinking?'.......I smiled, Brendan just nodded, the person was joking and had no idea about God and how HE has placed Sarah and Aaron together, but I did. It was one of those situations where you just smile and not speak up. I mean - the time was not right. Just the fact that I happened to be sitting with my husband of 24+ years......should of told this person - we don't tease about THAT stuff, but that is not the purpose of this blog.
The purpose is to remind myself and maybe those reading...that GOD designed marriage for a purpose. HE designed marriage as a tool to show HIS love through us, a godly marriage is for HIS purpose. Both Sarah and Aaron spoke volumes today. It was a Christ centered union, event, and celebration. I am sure the angels assigned to the two of them celebrated today. We all did.
Now Taylor has a 'married' friend. New topics, new things to encounter...it is just life. I watched the people celebrate this union...God got the glory. It was so cool.
Thank you Aaron and Sarah for including us. Your gift will come. I choose to go for a Harley ride when I should of bought a gift, but I will...I want to actually bring it to your home----soon. But until then, I wanted to post a prayer of blessing over your marriage. You indeed are a special two and I believe I will get to watch your marriage unfold right in front of me and I love that idea.
|Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hall|
Lord, they will celebrate their 25th anniversary one day - I know it.
|Me and My man...marriage is hard but good - very good! God wins! |
Aaron and Sarah