A Fairytale Wedding
Millions watched live one of the most beautiful royal weddings ever celebrated. Britain’s Prince Harry and his now lovely bride Meghan Markle have now been united in Holy Matrimony. Their wedding was nothing short of a fairytale scene usually only written about. Even after the wedding the couple was taken on a 2.6 mile carriage ride as they waved to thousands smiling and every direction. I wish these newly weds nothing but the best.
This beautiful ceremony reminded me of something that every married couple must know. While there may be fairytale weddings there are no such things as fairytale marriages. Every marriage whether considered royalty or not will be tested by fire. Why? Because the joining of two imperfect people living in an imperfect world is just not an easy journey. The wedding is an event, but marriage requires daily commitment.
A great marriage demands that two people continue choosing to love each other for better or worse. There will be days that you don’t “feel” in love. That’s because love is more than a feeling, but a choice you make. So many the moment the beauty fades or the feelings change so does their marriage. You must know that a happy and lasting marriage demands that you both continue walking by faith. That you remember everyday the vows you made to each other and before God. Only continued faith and love will breath a certain hope in any marriage.
“Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” “Then why did Moses say in the law that a man could give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away?” they asked. Jesus replied, “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)