Sunday, July 28, 2013

when sinners say 'i do'

This weekend we participated in a marriage retreat through our local church.
The emphasis was on demonstrating mercy to one another in marriage, 
as God has so lavishly demonstrated mercy to each one of us.

What a great reminder to model our relationship after the marriage of
Christ and His bride, the Church;
a model that transcends any earthly cultural model for marriage.

 These two beautiful single ladies, Lil and Annie, 
lovingly served, prepared food, and decorated for a very special closing dinner,

where we celebrated God's good gift of marriage.

A very dear couple, Allan and Nora
 The retreat ended with a renewal of vows to one another,
and though it was a little different than an American marriage retreat,
with a puppy running under the tables,
and all of the couple's children in attendance, too,
it was very sweet; an event we'll never forget.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship,
communion or company than a good marriage.
-Martin Luther


Anonymous said...

Thankful for a great marriage ...

us5 said...

♥ me too. :)

OliveTree said...

How beautiful! I laughed about the part where the dog was running underfoot and kids were there. That sounds JUST like where I am!! Love the Martin Luther quote!

I got your address, thanks. Will write soon.