Most of our wedding party and families all stayed at the same hotel through the weekend. We decided to have a time of worship on Sunday morning before all the wedding busyness started. The girls and the brides family were going to meet and worship and our family and the groomsmen were going to have our own time of worship. This of course was because of the tradition that the bride and groom not see each other before the wedding.
One of the most beautiful things about a weekend like this is that you get to be with lovely people that you are most close with and the fellowship is rich. This precious girl below (our bride) asked several of us in tears if it would be ok to throw tradition to the wind and all worship together. She just could not fathom that we would worship in two separate rooms when we could all praise God and talk about Jesus together.
I love her heart.
That is what we did. Who cares about tradition. I would recommend this to any other bride and groom that are getting married on a Sunday. Or- any day. Worship together and dedicate your wedding day to God.
The singing was wonderful and taking communion together was powerful and the words spoken were truth and loving and encouraging. This precious girl was asked how she felt about it toward the end- and she said it was a touch of heaven. Yes. It was.
To end we all gathered around this couple that we love so much and prayed prayers of boldness and love for their lives. For them to be courageous and strong and on mission for God. We prayed the same for ourselves. I think what was so strongly felt was the fact that that day was more about God than a wedding. It was more about what it means to be two people in love in light of who they are in God's plan and His love.
It was good.
7 How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
I will not forget this wedding morning worship. Ever. Thank you God for this fellowship.