The Saturday before last we had a great day at the wedding of two friends. It was a day full of happiness, even more than that, a day of deep Joy.
There is something very special about witnessing the marriage of two people who openly acknowledge their belief and trust in God. Yes they love each other more than they at one time would have thought it possible to love another person and yet - their love for God is even greater. God is love, He is the source of that powerful emotion and attribute, and no one has greater love than He for us.
A marriage then may be a reflection of this Divine love, a glimpse behind the curtain of eternity.
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"
(1 Corinthians 2:9)
All that the husband and wife see in each other that is beautiful and precious and lovely are marks of the Creator's hand. These qualities enable a couple over time draw closer to each other in love and, if they have their eyes open, closer to God also...