For several years I’ve written a short bulletin article in my work at the congregation in Tompkinsville and now Three Forks. The articles aren’t massive works of research of profound observation. Most of them have a simple point or example and a verse to connect. I’d like to use them to simply encourage many of you on a weekly basis. I’m calling this series The Bulletin Board. Feel free to share these, or even use them in your bulletins. The first comes from our latest bulletin at Three Forks from May 22, 2022.
Yesterday, I had the honor of officiating a wedding for a wonderful young couple I’ve known for some time. As expected, the ceremony was really nice. The setting was serene. The guests were well-behaved, and the food was tasty. What most impressed me was the genuine love felt between the bride and groom. They are a wonderful young couple, so none of us who know them are surprised it came out during the ceremony or the festivities.
I’ve stood in that spot many times before. Watching a couple get married. I’ve never thought a bride wasn’t beautiful, but sometimes – the joy in their face can’t be hidden – and the love they share with their future spouse comes out in a contagious smile and a “glow.” Yesterday, the bride was glowing. She found “the one her soul loves” (Song of Solomon 3:4) and they committed themselves to one another.
Every time I attend (or officiate) a wedding I can’t help but think about Ephesians 5:25-27 which says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” What a wonderful thing to know we are set apart and holy as the Bride of Christ.
All Scripture is taken from the New King James Version (c) 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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