“..‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife,and the two shall become one flesh’[.] So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:5-6
Once upon a time, there was a Fair Maiden and a Handsome Prince. Over a much befuddled period of time, and in like manner they finally came to stand, together, before a Man-of-God, several joyful Witnesses and God Himself.
There in the Rose Garden on a overcast afternoon the Man-of-God spoke words of Covenant to the Fair Maiden, the Handsome Prince, before the joyful Witnesses and God Himself. The Fair Maiden and Handsome Prince repeated the words of Covenant, little knowing how God Himself would lead them on a far, far journey, at times an arduous journey, through beautiful spring and summer days, through difficult and sometimes bleak autumn and winter days; that they might learn what the words of Covenant meant.
Until today, this special autumn day when they would celebrate an annus verto* for the 27th time.
We continue the journey began so many years ago. We cherish each other, our Covenant, and the joyful witnesses that God Himself has blessed us to raise under this Covenant and His Word.
“ Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled.” Hebrews 13:4 (ASV)
“Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7 (ASV)
In Love, On the Journey,
*Latin imperfectus; in + perfectus, finished, perfect; Latin unio, to unite, from unus, one; Latin annus, year + verto, to turn (or anniversary) via Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Online Edition.
Post Script: This is also my 27th blog post! God has such a sense of humor. :O)