Thursday, June 21, 2007

Golden Anniversary

Today, June 21st, is our 21st wedding anniversary. Time flies when you are having fun! We have had so many GREAT adventures, and I can't wait to see what's to come. 21 years ago we had our whole lives planned...we knew exactly how things were going to go and when they were going to happen. We had a plan.

And then God stepped in.

He let us know from the very beginning that if we trusted in Him, that He was going to take us on one mighty fine ride. And He has. We've been led to move, been offered jobs, given children to raise, a home of our own, unbelievable friends, family....I am so overwhelmed with thanks when I think about all of it. We have been blessed.

Our wedding text is Matthew 6:25-34. It's been taped on every bathroom mirror in every house we've lived in, and I read it every morning when I'm getting ready. I've never known anyone else to choose this as a wedding text, but for some reason we were led to these passages over and over (especially verses 33 & 34) while we were engaged. God knew that as a very, very young couple getting married, that these words would give us peace...

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Perfect, isn't it?

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