Saturday, June 11, 2011

God-The Ultimate Wedding Planner

I'm in a wedding today. Not my own, but one of my childhood/long-time friend's wedding. We've been doing wedding preparation and decoration since Thursday, and last night was the rehearsal dinner. Everything has gone well so far except for a little frustration from the bride on Thursday night due to being tired . . . which is totally normal.

Yesterday, I was helping the bride get ready for the rehearsal dinner, and we were talking about the ceremony and bride's being stressed and the like. She was talking about so many things with the wedding had fallen through but how God was always right there to pick them back up and make them better. She was praising God for his goodness, and I was glad to see that despite how stressed she is sometimes, God is in control.

I then proceeded to say something along the lines of, "Wouldn't it be funny to be God and look down from heaven and see all the brides that stress out while preparing for their wedding and on their wedding day? God's probably saying, 'You know if you would just trust me and let me handle this, this would go a lot more smoothly. I have done weddings before.' He probably just laughs at brides and their uptight, stressful states before their weddings."

But think about how true that is. God probably oversees a wedding close to every day of the week. And not only that, but he's planning a wedding celebration and feast that will trump every wedding to date and after. God is the ultimate wedding planner, and although he doesn't appear in the church on the night before the wedding and tell everyone where to sit and where to stand, he is there. God gives the bride peace when she's nervous. He gives the father of the bride assurance that he's giving away his daughter to the right man. God gives calmness to the four children under the age of 10 who are walking down the aisle with the bridal party.

I'm not looking to plan a wedding any time soon, but I give anyone who reads this post full right to remind me of this when I do start to plan a wedding. God should be in control. The day really isn't about the bride anyway. The wedding is just a small picture of Christ and the church.

So yes, I'm in a wedding today, but it will be beautiful and God-directed and joyful.

Until next time,
God Bless