Thursday, May 21, 2015
I always enjoy officiating weddings and being part of this momentous event for a couple. It's an honor to stand with them before God while they share in the bonds of covenant. My favorite moment of the day happens at the beginning of the ceremony when the bride enters. By now, I have already seen her and know how beautiful she is and I get to stand next to the groom when he sees her for the very first time. There is a great moment of anticipation as the doors open and she steps into the view of her soon-to-be-husband. It is powerfully special and breathtaking all at once. It's a moment he has been waiting for and will propel them into something new and wonderful.
While wedding days are sacred and special, I think we need more times of anticipation in our lives. We need to have something to look forward to that quickens our pulse and stretches our abilities. There should be an event on our horizon, a question to be answered, or a new way of thinking that creates energy and propels us forward. This helps us from becoming stale and generates challenges that heighten our anticipation for growth.