|The ring bearer was ready... He did a great job riding down the |
aisle, but he tried to crawl away as soon as the wagon stopped!
I know some pastors who really don’t like doing weddings. They say there are just too many expectations and ideas from the bride and groom that will drive them crazy. However, I personally love working with people who are passionate about a service, and even though the day may be stressful, I love seeing so much energy and love. A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of officiating at my brother in law’s wedding. It was amazing to see the whole family come out early to prepare for that busy day. Everyone was stepping up to handle a different task. Some people prepared the reception area. Others readied the food, and even our 8 month old baby got into the spirit by riding around in a wagon. (He would ride in the wagon to deliver the rings. Pretty fun, right?) It was a busy day, but everyone wanted to be there and help in one way or another. In the end it turned out great. The bride and groom’s preparations made for a great day, and we all had a blast.
In the church, we are in a season of preparation. Sometimes, I think it’s weird to prepare for Christmas. What’s the point of preparing for something that already happened 2000 years ago? Can’t we just celebrate the day? Well, it’s true that God is already here, and Jesus has already been born as a Savior. However, I believe God is still breaking into our world today. Whatever you may think of yourself, God loves you enough to want to enter into your life. That is powerful news, and although it’s possible just to say God is here… end of story. I think we all need to take some time to prepare our hearts and minds to understand this news and to share it. I hope you can dive into this season and find all kinds of new ways to share God’s love!