Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Very Special Day

Today is a special day. 

As a Minister, I have had the privilege of leading my three daughters to find Christ. I have had the privilege of baptizing them. I have had the privilege of conducting the Wedding Ceremony for Deborah and Joy.

Today, I have the privilege of conducting the Wedding Ceremony of my third daughter Grace - to a nice young man - Chris Straight. It is an honor to be a part of this Ceremony. At about 5:00 pm today, in Solomon's Island, MD, Grace and Chris will commit to each other and to God to spend their lives together.

So, Linda and I are excited, we are praying for them, and looking forward to our new relationships that are going to be formed today. I want to close this day's musing with the word's of the Apostle Paul - 

Ephesians 5:21-33 (NLT) 

"And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. 

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. And we are members of his body. 

As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband."

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