Valentine’s Day is Coming
I recently participated in a wedding here in our sanctuary at DCPC. The couple was very much in love and excited about beginning their life together. We had enjoyed several great sessions together in pre-marital counseling (something that DCPC requires for couples we marry). I am very hopeful that their marriage will be a wonderful gift to both them and the world.
Our worship book provides a few options of very beautiful vows, but this couple decided to write their own. The promises that they made to each other came from the heart and expressed their deepest longings for one another and for their life together. Two statements stood out to me: “to share with you God’s plan for our lives” and “I give you all that I have – myself and my love.”
The first statement speaks of faith. We trust that God is intimately involved in our lives and when we are united in marriage to another – God has a purpose for that marriage. It fits into God’s purpose for all of creation and should be a part of the realization of God’s vision for the world.
The second statement speaks of commitment. This couple was all in. Even though there may be parts of ourselves that are less than wonderful and less than perfect – in marriage we are invited to give each other everything and to receive everything – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This too is an act of faith that God can bring something beautiful and whole from something that is imperfect and broken.
I recently discovered and explored a marriage APP called
. It really is good and helpful. I plan to use it and share it with couples. I share with you now a brief 3 minute video that tells a little bit about the work
does with couples. I hope it will inspire you in the way that you give and receive love. As you well know… Valentine’s Day is coming! Here is the link -
To God be the Glory!