“Do you remember your wedding vows?”
Someone asked us this recently.
I started with a few words – “Cheryl, I vow… to…”
…but then had to stop.
I had to admit I couldn’t remember them well. Even though they’re stuck on our fridge door, which we walk past every day!
Thankfully, we’re reminded of our vows (in splendid colour!) from 1:40 – 2:10, and 2:58 – 3:40 of our wedding video.
On hearing us make those vows again today, three years on, these were the bits that stuck out to me afresh:
“I vow…to commit my entire life to knowing and loving God, and to knowing and loving you.”
… only Jesus Himself can provide that sort of servant-hearted love!
“…so that our marriage will be better on its last day than its first.”
… only Christ can supply the day-to-day dying to self and living for the other that could possibly enable this!
It’s helpful to remind ourselves that, in the words of Tim Keller:
“Wedding vows are not a declaration of present love but a mutually binding promise of future love.”
So for what it’s worth, Cheryl, everything we’ve been through so far has been worth it to get a front-row seat to the beautiful woman God is shaping you to be!
Happy 3rd anniversary my love!