And they’re off…
The wedding was amazing and I appreciate all the prayers from everyone, and the work of our friends and staff friends who did so much to make it happen.
I thought I’d share some early photos and a few thoughts in my blog today.
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
I told Tommy and Lauren that as much as they love the world and want to serve the world, the number one place to show love is to the most vulnerable person in their life.
If the world sees us speaking, or prophesying, or giving or even surrendering – but we don’t have love – we are nothing.
And if we aren’t loving the person we stood in a church and committed ourselves to loving – then what good is it?
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:3-32
It’s a testimony to Jesus and his body, a demonstration to the world, of what the power of Christ can do in us together.
As two learn to live and work and serve together – the world gets to see the power of unity in Christ.
The Deal is – most think of the least as the homeless, slaves, street people, the abused - and to the World – yes that’s true.
But least is about vulnerability – who you do have the ability to hurt or to heal - that is the person you live your life with.
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.” Ephesians 6:7
because you are.
“May God who gives his patience and encouragement help you to live in complete harmony with each other each with the attitude of Christ Jesus towards the other. [What’s that attitude?] So accept each other just as Christ accepted you and then God will be glorified.”
Then the world will not see you and your spouse – they will see Jesus and his church.