On August 14th, 2020, my oldest son Wyatt married his “Sweets”. It was a romantic journey of two young high school sweethearts joining together in the presence of friends and family to commit to one another forever. We have all been blessed to witness a story like this throughout our lives.
The difference for me this time is that it was my boy marrying his girl and I was part of the story. Moreover, with the chaos of the times we are living in, we were forced to function in a level of flux like no other time in our world. As I sit back and contemplate all the processing, planning, re-planning, shifting, counting, cooking, shopping and crying that took place preparing for this wedding, I am so thankful to testify that God was in every detail. Sometimes in the moments of confusion about what decision to make and how to make it, we can forget that our God knew we would be here. More importantly, He knew we would need Him and He hoped we would call upon Him for help.
Once out of the center of the wedding universe, I have been blessed to look back at all the times I called upon Him to rescue us from another hurdle, to make a way where there seemed to be no way. I am so very thankful to have a Savior to call upon for relief, guidance and comfort. So often we set out to do all things in our own strength, overlooking the power of the Almighty. His longing for our relationship is forgotten and yet, even in His word He clearly states, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7.
This day was important to so many. It proved to be a blessing beyond measure despite the controversies of the society we are currently living in. We were victorious in celebrating and honoring our God through union of these to beautiful people down to the very last tiny detail. Thank you God for being there.