A young couple who faithfully attended our college campus Bible study came to me privately: She was pregnant.
I had mentored Jaime for two years. Her love for God and His Word were strong. I was disappointed with the news, yet I loved them both. They said they loved each other and wanted to marry. I was invited to attend the wedding in three days!
Three days later I was there with both of the immediate families and the best man. I then discovered that I was to be her matron of honor! The sweet ceremony was followed by a luncheon in a small banquet room of a nearby restaurant.
Just as the father of the bride was about to give a toast, the groom spoke up. “I need to say something: What we did was wrong and it was my fault. I want to apologize and ask forgiveness from each of you and from God. I know I’ve disappointed everyone here. But even though we did not start our marriage right, it is our desire to honor God with our lives. I love Jaime and I will cherish her for as long as I live.”
As one can imagine, there was not a dry eye in the room.
Jaime and Joe recently celebrated ten years of marriage. They are active in their church and are raising their children to love the Lord Jesus.
- … husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:28-32
- SONG: Dear Lord of Lords – By Kathleen:
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.whoisjesus-really.com/ ]
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