I was a new minister right out of college, and I was performing my third wedding ceremony. It was one of those days like Murphy’s Law when everything that could go wrong did. I forgot a couple of cues. The groom could not remember the lines he had planned to say. The ring bearer did not walk down the aisle like we had rehearsed. There were children running all around the feet of the bride. Everyone was nervous and it seemed like nothing was going as planned. However, the bride and groom had come before friends and family and most important before God to ask His blessing upon their marriage and at the end of the day they were married.
That picture of that moment in that wedding is really a picture of life. Because what we often plan to happen in life does not always take place, but we must as Jesus tells us, keep seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and everything else will be put into perspective (Mat. 6:33).
Mark T. Tonkery
Camden Avenue church of Christ