The second anniversary is the "Cotton Anniversary", we both got each other sheets...
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
This is one of those verses…I seem to take for granted. Growing up in a home that valued the word of God, I was blessed with lots of opportunities to hear and learn these words.
When my Uncle married us two years ago we spent some time with him planning our service, as he got to know us a bit better. We knew we wanted him to speak about our faith, to teach about Gods grace in our lives, and to help us meet at the altar before our Lord as we committed our lives to one another. And that’s when it happened…he started our service with this verse... I have seen it, read it, and heard it a thousand times…but in that moment…I actually listened to it. What a challenge…to love my husband in the manner that this verse instructs. As I read this verse again today my heart aches a bit, because I have not always lived up to the challenge. In fact there have been times I have totally failed. But faith, forgiveness and promise prevail, and I know that on this new day as we start our third year of marriage, I have the ability to try to get it right again.
I wonder if you would join me with this challenge, to love the precious people that God has given us in the way he describes in this verse.