Monday, September 28, 2009
12:44 p.m. Today's project was to accomplish all of today's post-wedding projects! I enjoyed a wonderful morning devotional with the Lord and Steve. Amazingly, the dogs were resting very quietly in their dogloos on the patio--now that's a miracle!
Can't say enough about starting the day's activities with a visit to the chiropractor, especially if one plans to drive all around town. Returning tuxes, getting pictures made, dropping off my suit to be drycleaned, and mailing back the bridesmaid's clothes I accidentally took home with me!(All Target bags look alike).
The wedding service was lovely, and more importantly, full of scripture! Pastor Rob read mostly from Genesis, and made very excellent pastoral comments about the practicalities of living as a married couple. There wasn't a dry eye in the congregation as Kriss and Marisela read the vows they had written for one another. Their vows reflected not only their own personalities, but the the effect they have already had upon one another, and their growth in willingness to compromise and to submit to one another, a key factor in a lifelong, joyful marriage.
Ephesians 5:20-21 says that believers should be "giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of the Lord."
Not only do I pray obedience to God's Word for my own married children and other much-loved young couples, I pray for Steve and myself, and for other "seasoned" married couples, that we will submit to God, first, foremost, and always.