Saturday, June 25, 2011

Reflection and Celebration

This weekend we get the chance to celebrate the marriage of our friends, Matt and Rachelle.  Summer is the time for weddings and this summer hasn't been any different.  It is a wonderful chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.  You see who has influenced your friends to become the people that God has made them to be.

This mixture of serious commitment and joyful celebration is important in life. Formal times like this give us the chance to see our lives in their redemptive context and affirms the small decisions we make everyday to keep loving our spouse or continue following Christ.  In these moments, we gain a perspective on life that the daily grind doesn't always afford.  God truly does know how to give His children good gifts.

What times cause you to reflect and rejoice?