When the clock ticks 6:32PM (EST) tonight my husband and I will have been married for 20 years.
Twenty years ago, the church was packed with loved ones and the scent of gardenias and pink roses. Our families and many of our friends were present to witness our commitment to each other before God. We exchanged rings with a Scripture reference engraved inside. In part, it says:
“They shall be My people, and I will be their God; then I will give them one heart and one way…” Jeremiah 32:38-39a
God has been faithful to fulfill that portion of Scripture. Because of His faithfulness, we do have one God, one heart and one way.
We do not always have one mind or one opinion. (grin) That’s ok, too. Complete agreement on every single detail would soon become boring and redundant. The past twenty years have been packed full of life and love, dreams and plans. Some happened. Some didn’t. Regardless of outcome, all of them were orchestrated by God.
As we celebrate this milestone in our lives, I’m also reminded of another portion of verse read at our wedding. It, too, is still appropriate as we look forward to the next twenty years and counting…
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!” ~Robert Browning