I went to a wedding yesterday, which is no longer an unusual occurrence in my life. But this one was particularly beautiful. The ceremony was nice, the church was pretty. But that's not what I'm talking about.
Dave and Laura are to me the epitome of what God wants from Christians in relationships. Not just with each other (although they have one of the most Godly relationships I've ever seen, and it inspires me to remain happily single - now that's a cool trick that most couples cannot even begin to accomplish). But they also have what the pastor described as the unique gift to bring quality into every relationship that they have, whether with a waitress or with a dear friend. The ceremony was beautiful because the souls of all involved were beautiful. The pastors spoke such beautiful words over the couple, talking about their unique spiritual gifts and the journey that God led them down both separately and then together. I only hope that if God leads me into marriage one day, that my and my husband's relationship will inspire others to seek God more deeply and intimately, as Dave and Laura inspire everyone around them. God truly has glorified himself through their union, and that is what marriage is about.
Congratulations, Dave and Laura. I wish you all the best in life. I know that God will do amazing things through you.