Today, my best friend, Diane Hawkins, married her best friend, Alex Montgomery, and I couldn’t be happier.
It was a wonderful day. Everything was perfect. Her mother worked like a professional wedding planner to pull off one of the most elegant occasions. And we got to spend one of the most special days in a woman’s life with our best friends. It was a beautiful ceremony, and the minister profoundly linked the unity Diane and Alex shared to the unity of Christ and His Bride.
Now, she is off on her honeymoon with the man that, as the officiant called him, “she is perfectly suited for.” Gabrielle is in the throes of her recent graduation and life/job/city-change, and Katie and I are trying to recover from finals, moving, and Diane’s wedding. With all these changes happening in our personal life, we have decided to take a one rotation off from posting anything new (like we did after the semester ended in December 2009).
We would love to give you this time to read and comment on some of your favorite posts, as we gear up and study for our next rotation of articles to be published beginning on June 3rd.
Thank you so much for your prayers for Diane and Alex as they begin their lives together as husband and wife. We leave you with this to meditate on:
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
~Ephesians 5:25 – 33
We’ll meet you back here in a couple of weeks!
Sarah, Diane, Katie and Gabrielle