Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
Saturday, December 8, 2001. God answered my heart yearning to get married at the age of less than 30. The afternoon, right twenty-four days before my 30th birthday, with a fluffy white gown and an arrangement of white stephanotis flowers within my grasp, I stood face to face with a God’s chosen man who I love and love me. Stared each other from the behind of transparent veil covered my face, uttered a simple yet meaningful wedding vow in: Promised remain love each other in joy and sorrowful, healthy or diseased, in abundance or shortage. Promised that I will remain to be a true-hearted helper, obey, appreciate, and loves him as the church obey and loves Christ. And that he will remain faithful loves me as Christ love the church.
That is a holy vow that have read and uttered by hundreds, even thousands marriage couple. However, at that noon, that holy vow belonged to both of us. A holy vow that avowed not simply before a man who could blew the vow gone with wind, indeed, we were binding a pledge with God himself!
When the pastor asked, “what is your answer?” One at a time, we said, “Yes, I do!” a short word that bound us forever. Be watched by all family, the pastor outpour the anointing and blessing prayer on our wedding. As spoken “Amen” then we had been lawful as husband and wife before God and man, forever.
Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
(Matthew 19:6, NLT)
Today, Monday, December 8, 2014, thirteen years after the vow were spoken; we both had been through for 4748 days. In the God’s grace, day after day we live our vows. The word, “Yes, I do!” That had once spoken on our lips, always interwoven in togetherness in any circumstances all the time. Not always have a blast and full of laughter. There is a moment our life burden became so severe. That is reality. There is no life without problems. Yet, indeed in the pressure our commitment is tested. Not to be crushed, but rather strengthened.
If we recalled back 20 years ago when we began togetherness as lovers, one thing we always did every day is praying each other. And its beautiful thing keep go on till this day. Even, if one of us should go to another city for important business and should stay overnight, we are always took morning and night prayer though only by phone. There is no missed day without praying each other.
Prayer and the fellowship with God is the key to build a commitment. We may seek and implement any recipe to build successful relationship. It was good. But who will assure successful forever?! It is absolutely no. Why? Because of the human strength and wisdom has their limit.
The truest and strongest foundation in building a commitment is simply by put it in the eternal God’s hands. God will lead, strengthen and renew our love with His love which is always new every morning. A commitment that built based on God’s word, no longer two people commitment, yet there is God’s personality in it.
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12, NLT)
God has a divine plan in our marriage. No matter how you formerly start it, the important thing is to make sure that your marriage is now in His hands. There is long way lies before us. But whatever was up there, God was already there. As long as we walk with the Lord, always learn to live in fear of the Lord, and surrender ourselves to be led by God, just trust that strands of love we built in the holy vows will be stronger. Not by our own strength, but by the power of God, and in God’s grace.
In our hands
Grasped a roll of gold thread
not to knit the story alone
but the two become one
The holy vow before the altar
Is the first knot of our gold thread
every one step forward … The knitted began to intertwine
Being a beautiful robe during a party
Become warmers blankets in the winter
and being a handkerchief swabs tears in the times of difficulty
There is no my dreams and your dreams
There are simply our dreams, melt together
Your laugh is my cheerful
Your sorrow is my tears
Once vow uttered before God
The door behind us are closed forever
In its place, the new path lay before us
To begin string up the story
No longer two, yet three into the one: you, me and Heavenly Father
Golden thread that binds us
Strong like unbreakable steel
But silky to not hurt
There is no impeccable marriage, yes!
We once made a mistake, assuredly!
But it is okay…
For the fullness is “put our imperfection in the perfect God’s hands”
Grasped in our hands a roll of golden thread
Partly already become one
How long the rest only God knows
Let’s concurrently keeps our vows till the last knot
Till our skin wrinkled
Till our hair graying
Till both of us go back to the Father’s house
With loving smile adorn our face
And gratitude on our lips
To God mighty good, A Grace Grantor
By Sella Irene – BEAUTIFUL WORDS
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