Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wisdom from Luke, Bridal Edition.

Luke 12:22-34

Chelsea’s paraphrased wedding version.

And He said to Chelsea and Philip,

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your wedding, what your guests will eat, nor about your body, what your dress and tux will look like. For marriage is more than food, and the beauty of your relationship more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither have rich parents nor huge savings accounts, they neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you and your marriage than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single gerber daisy to your decorations? If you aren’t able to do something as small as that on your own, then why are you worried about to doing the rest yourself? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither work at the dining hall, nor the SESRC, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you. Oh you of little faith! And do not seek what cake you are to eat, or what punch you will drink, nor be worried. For all the brides of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead seek His kingdom being built through your relationship, and all these things will be added to you. Fear not, little bride and groom, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you a celebration of your love for each other and for Him. Provide yourselves with party favors that will not grow old, and treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no wedding crasher approaches and no screaming 4-year-old destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

(I hope this isn't blasphemous, and it doesn't offend you.  It is my way of applying this scripture to my current life.  And it is helping me to breathe).

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