12 Jun Nathan and Sarah Gordon’s Wedding Message Saturday, April 30, 2011
It’s pretty cool to be in the position of being able to officiate at the wedding of my son and daughter in law…it’s even more cool to be involved in a relationship (from a distance, of course) where the Lord is acknowledged—and not only acknowledged—but actually placed at the centre!
How good God has been to answer our prayers in bringing our kids their life-partners!
Marriage is about learning to serve and love another above ourselves
Many people don’t put this into practice, and therefore don’t reap the huge benefits that come by following God’s design.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
The covenant relationship in this Scripture between husband and wife seems—at first examination—to be filled with risk!
Wives…submit to husbands…certainly not fashionable terminology these days!
At first glance, this word to wives seems to be filled with potential for being taken advantage of, even abused: it obviously places the wife in an extremely vulnerable position.
Husbands…love like Christ… like Christ loved? Really? Jesus loved first, sacrificed first, and He did it without His love being reciprocated. In fact, His love led to death to His own will… and ultimately to his physical death on the cross!
At first glance, this word to husbands seems to be filled with potential for being taken advantage of, even abused: it obviously places the husband in an extremely vulnerable position.
Nathan, you are the leader…you get to die first…to die to personal desires in order to place Sarah in the place of preference.
Nathan, your Christ-like love is the security that Sarah needs to know her submission will not be taken advantage of.
Sarah, your submission is the security Nathan needs to know his love will not be taken advantage of.