One year ago two of the best people I know got married. It was their anniversary recently, and as I saw the status update on Facebook, my memory was filled with images of a flowing white dress, a church packed with loved ones, tears rolling down the strong cheeks of the groom.
I remember the song to which the bride walked down the aisle.
Jars of Clay – Love song for a Saviour
He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on our lips
Someday we’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call us and we will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and we’ll pray,
“I want to fall in love with You”
Now, to my mind that’s the most incredible start to a marriage. Marriage where the pursuit of the love of God is the centre. Marriage which rejoices in being so close to the Lord. Marriage which finds it’s security and peace in the arms of the Almighty.
I am very glad that I got to know these two people, since I was not raised in a Christian home. My parents do not pursue the love of God. I don’t particularly want my potential future marriage to echo theirs, since I don’t perceive it to be the best way to ‘do’ marriage.
Yet after one year, I think my two friends are onto something. The pursuit of God, knowing him and his grace, falling more in love with him. Yes, a marriage which understands God and the most supreme love, which has it’s foundation in that love, is a marriage which I want.
When the time is right.
I just love what God is doing in and through his people.