God bless you, as you start your new life long journey in marriage. If any of you are close to getting married, I know there must be butterflies in your stomach. Oh, how anxious you must be to finally have your wedding day set. For every couple that is in love, it is a day they long for. The day cannot come any faster. They are so joyful and happy. Even in their conversation, they cannot stop but talk about their fiance. That person means everything to them. Even in conversation, people can tell how happy these people are, for they grin from ear to ear. Just talking about their significant other sparks something inside of them. Now, this special day will come sooner than you think. And when it does, you will see your future spouse looking oh so amazing in their wedding attire. This is a day you will never forget. It will take your breath away. You won’t help but stare into your lovers eyes. For your love for one another cannot be contained any longer. Just as Jacob saw Rachel for the first time and was so excited. He could not contain himself, as he immediately went near to her. After seeing her, he could not take His eyes off of her. Then when the time was right for both of them, 3“Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.” I am sure you can remember your first kiss, much like Jacob. Rebekah felt very similar when she saw Isaac. When she first saw him, 2“she lighted off the camel”. Later, they met and instantly fell in love. Both of these couples found love and got married. These are similar emotions we get before and during the marriage ceremony.
I remember when I first kissed my wife, for I was on cloud nine. Immediately, my heart was full of love towards my future wife. Then, when the date was finally set, my heart was so full of anticipation. I longed for the day to come, where I could spend the rest of my life with the woman of my dreams. And know that this wonderful day did come and it was amazing in every way. As the Bible said, 1we left our father and mother in marriage, and soon became joined as one flesh. I am so lucky to have Elizabeth as my wife. It has now been 12 years, and I am still in love with her now, as on our wedding day. My wife was amazing then and still is. She continues to make me fill loved as she once did in the past. I am grateful that the Lord brought us together and to give us two wonderful girls. Please know that your life is just beginning in marriage. Soon after the wedding day is over, life will begin to change and take shape for the future. Many more opportunities will come both your ways with kids and possible new jobs. And as these things start to unfold in your marriage, it is so important that you have a foundation of Christ. Remember the Lord and that He was the one that brought you both together. With God in your marriage, your love for one another will grow exponentially. If you want your marriage to be strong and vibrant, then allow the Lord to lead you both. Take a step back and allow His love to encompass you as a couple. Seek His love by reading the Bible daily, praying often and going to church. This will help grow your love towards one another and your faith in Christ. It is the love of Christ that has sustained my marriage. God bless you, as you seek the love of Jesus in your marriage.
Let us pray:
Lord, please bless every person that is getting married and is married now. Help them grow in their love towards one another. And may they seek Your hand always, that this same love will grow. I know that if we strive to go into our marriage with our own desires and intents, it does not always work out for the best. I have fallen flat on my face, so many times, when I have trusted in my own understanding over You. This all changed, when I fully came to You, Lord, and put You first in my marriage. And now that You are there, my love for You and my wife has increased. I pray that the same thing will happen in more marriages. May couples begin to seek You often in prayer, Bible study and church ministry. May they strive to do Your will, and do this as a couple. Love in marriage can grow dim but with You at the head, it can continue to stay lighted up and vibrant for the rest of our lives. There is something special when Your love is showcased in my marriage and I want more of it. Thank You for coming into my marriage and rejuvenating it. I needed it Lord. Thank You. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Genesis 2:21-25 (KJV)
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
2Genesis 24:62-67 (KJV)
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
3Genesis 29:1-11 (KJV)
1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth.
3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place.
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.
9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep; for she kept them.
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.