Drive Thru Wedding

The morning is overcast with clouds and bitter cold. While driving my eye caught something unusual happening near a telephone pole. I have written about telephone poles before.

They represent the Via Delarosa, the road of suffering of Mankind. Embedded in the telephone pole is the Cross of Christ. Crosses line the roads of the earth carrying the means of communication for the entire world. A tool created by mankind so they can communicate with each other.

Yet they cannot see the symbolism of the one who came to communicate the Good News to each of them right before their eyes. The Cross belongs to Jesus who came to bear their crosses, if only people would turn, and see HIM, then Believe and be healed.

His Cross-is everywhere yet He continues to be ignored and overlooked throughout the generations of mankind.

What caught my eye this morning was one Telephone Pole in particular. I slowed the car down and pulled over to the side of the road and watched for 10 minutes in amazement as hundreds of birds flocked to both sides of the Pole and took their places next to each other on the telephone wires.

There is a Jewish myth regarding birds congregating on the telephone wires on both sides of the Pole. It means the birds have been invited to a wedding.

But that moment in time painted a different picture to my mind and heart. What I saw was Christ the Bridegroom standing in the middle of His Bride…His Church.

Each bird represented one believer in Christ as one after another they took their place saved for them from eternity past on either side of HIS Cross.

I could not help but wonder how many hours, how many days were left before the last person called forth from the mind of God would accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and bring the end of time as we know it.

With that one last believer, Christ would come again and reclaim what is HIS bringing both the end and a new beginning at the same time. It gave me comfort on the ride to church to know that the day was almost here. That shadows would soon disappear forever as Christ brings the Dawn of Eternity with HIM.

33 years of marriage

Today is our Wedding Anniversary. Elyse and I have been husband and wife for 33 years. Elyse you are my JOY, and my Blessing from JESUS and now my very Best Friend. Our journey together through life on this planet has been both bitter and sweet.

Yet every morning when I wake and see you there I am humbled that GOD chose you for me, before the foundations of the earth where made. And that because we both know Jesus, our love and friendship will continue into Eternity….for you are truly my Eternal Love.

Wisdom comes from sharing the bitter, the sweet and the JOY of life. So for all those that are reading this I want to share the following from my heart to yours.

What is a Marriage?

It begins as a precious moment in time. Two single threads are Cross Stitched together to become one whose purpose is to Honor GOD and begin a family.Then as time goes by these two threads are woven together… into the tapestry of life… that represents their unfolding story together.

A new story, that begins on the first page… of the first chapter of their Book of Life as a husband and wife.
This new story will represent their Greatest Adventure of life here on Earth.
However life, to be enjoyed in its fullest sense… is made up three not two. The third Person is GOD. Each of us are ordinary people… in the hands of an Extraordinary GOD.

The God, who wants to be part of every detail of your life together as you both live out your lives before HIM.
God said in the Old Testament “I knew you before I planned creation”… and God said in the New Testament…”I chose you when I planned Creation”.

God knew both of you before the foundations of the world were made… and HE has a plan for each of your lives… as you build your future together here on Earth.His wish for both of you is to have lives filled with Peace, and Hope, and Faith, and Love.
These are the 4 pillars upon which you will build your home.

But the Greatest of these is LOVE. God has called you to love one another because…
True Love will never fail. For this to happen… God must have first place in your relationship. Then both of you will learn that LOVE conquers all …because you will learn to have a relationship based on Forgiveness.

May the Almighty God bless and keep you… as you walk hand in hand before HIM …as Best Friends… in this journey we call life. May God grant you both, His Peace, as He continues to Bless and protect you… under the shadow of His Mighty Wings.

May the Holy Spirit shed His light into your minds and heart’s…giving you an ever-growing knowledge of the True nature of God …as you spend time together with HIM in the Book He wrote about Himself and you.
Learn to pray always giving GOD thanks for your Blessings… and calling out to HIM in the Storms of life…should they appear.

And May the Son of God, Jesus, become so real to both of you …that you will hear the sound of HIS Voice …and you will feel the touch of HIS Hands as HE extends them out to each of you saying to you both…

COME… Follow ME all the way home to Heaven…where you will never be separated…but will live together for Eternity.