In honor of my sister's wedding today, I want to share my wishes and prayers for her special day. First, the prayer, taken from 1 Corinthians 13:
"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails...And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Then my gift to her, the wish for her marriage taken straight from my heart...
I wish you loving kindness,
forgiveness during the rough patches &
exceeding joy together and in Him.
I wish you a smooth and peaceful journey...
But when there are bumps along the way, I wish for you faith,
leaning into Him for peace, not away from Him in fear and anxiety.
I wish for you to have understanding hearts and sympathetic ears,
always greeting each other with these first in every situation.
I wish hope for the future.
I wish success in your efforts.
But most importantly...
...I wish you love.