Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

I must admit, I was not into this whole 'Royal Wedding' at first.  I was getting irritated by it dominating the news every single day for the past few months.  But today, I decided to watch it because....well, I just love weddings.  And I am so happy I did. 

It was beautiful...everything about it.  Kate's dress was ah-ma-zing and the way William looked at her when he first saw her was so sweet.  They really do look like they are head over heels for one another and that makes me happy to see two people genuinely in love marry one another.  But the thing I loved most about their marriage - it was all about God.  That is the most important component of marriage.  Marriage was created by God and it's so important to honor His word and His love.  It made me teary eyed.  You're probably thinking I'm nuts, but I always tear up at this stuff.  When I see weddings, it reminds me of my own wedding day and all those emotions start flooding back.  Oh how grateful I am for my husband and for marital foundation in God and his love & teachings.

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.  -Romans 12:1-2

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. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.  -Ephesians 5:22-33

If you want to watch, and both have full coverage videos.

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