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Friday, April 29, 2011

4/29/11 John 2:1-4 Purpose in Marriage

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied.

(Westminser Abbey)

Thoughts; On this day in which millions are watching a wedding, it might be asked why God even cares about marriage?  God cares about human relationships and human love.  He made us male and female- made for each other for love and for the joy of companionship together all of our lives, and for the joy of children (and thus the continuation of humanity).  Marriage and eternal love are the desires of almost everyone (90% say it is their goal).   Marriage is a boundary.  It is a boundary in which we commit the most vulnerable and important part of us to another human, and needs protection.  It is a boundary in that we forsake all others.  It is a boundary in that it is limited to the boundaries given in the Word of the Lord.  Why do we involve God in marriage?  We want and need His help, grace, blessing and love in order to make our love and relationships last.  We cannot manufacture God's blessing, we must humbly ask for it. 

Prayer: Your love, O Lord, develops my love.  Help me to grow in love for you and those you have put into my life.  Today, we also pray for blessing on William and Kate of England.

(Wedding at Cana, Paolo Veronese)

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