Wedding Photo

August 8, 2008

My older daughter sent me this great shot of the wedding.  It actually has all our clan except for her son who refused to be in the photo.  It was such a nice reminder of a lovely day that I thought I would share it.   I’ve included my favotite one of my grandson too, just for fun. 

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This past Saturday, my oldest daughter got married.  She married a wonderful man who pledged himself to love both her and her five-year-old son.  Their joy, their love, and their exhaustion were evident.  The ceremony was sweet and the vows were unique.  By the next day, they were on their way to the Bahamas.  The start of what I hope will be a long journey together.

We all embark on journeys in life.  Some hard, some not so hard.  Paul, the Apostle, described our Christian life as running a race.   In Hebrews 12 we are urged to run the race with patience.  Patience here means steadfastness, consistency, and endurance.  There is a reason that God likens our relationship with him to marriage.  Both are a like a cross-county style race.  We’re in it for the long haul.  And while we may sprint from time-to-time, we have to see the long course. 

Yesterday for me was like a water break in life.  No focus.  Couldn’t even see the course in front of me.  Today, I’m back on pace.  Tomorrow, I may sprint.  But, whatever I do, I have to stay the course.   

Hebrews 12

1THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,