Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Marriage Covenant

Yesterday we went to one of the most BEAUTIFUL wedding ceremonies I have ever seen! Not only was the bride beautiful and all that goes with a wedding, but what was truly beautiful was the sacred ceremony. The emphasis was not only on the bride and groom but also on God and building His kingdom, carrying out His commands.

I wish all of you could have heard what the groom's father said to him before all the witnesses. It was very moving and encouraging! Then the father of the bride spoke to the groom , then his daughter. Oh my! I doubt there was a dry eye. I'm hoping to get a copy of what they said and post it.

Doug Phillips and Scott Brown did a great job with the ceremony.
It was a serious, yet joyful ceremony!

Most of the families in attendance were families that view children as blessings and not burdens. There were SO MANY young people helping, it was incredible! Above are two serving lines with the young ladies serving.

This side was two serving lines with young men serving. These young people were kind, RESPECTFUL, mature and a joy to be around!

This was just before hundreds of guest flooded the reception hall.

You can see a picture of the wedding cake HERE!
I made the mints (I didn't get a picture of) and helped a little with the cake.

Because I cater some and love to see how food is displayed so here is this picture!

I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of Emma helping...sorry darlin!


Most of us probably started our married lives out pretty selfishly thinking that he (or she) was going to make ME happy, fulfill MY needs, etc... When the truth is marriage is all about dying to yourself and serving the other. Yes, happiness can follow, needs can be met, but marriage is mainly about seeking to fill your spouse's needs and working on building God's kingdom together as one. I believe if you seek God's will, obey His commands in all areas of life, but especially in marriage, that God will bless you with joy and peace.

Because it ain't about us,
it's about HIM!

1 comment:

Nan Keen said...

Thank you so much for being such a special part of our wedding! Everything you touched was beautiful, especially the mints which were such a hit that we only ever heard about them before they were gone:)! We have some beautiful pictures of the cake we'll send to you.

Love and Blessings,
The Keen Family