Pastor Seán Robinson

It’s a joyous time. Family and friends gather from all over the world to join in the celebration. Marriage is a cause for much celebration. The buzz will go on for a long time. And our wedding couple will enjoy their honeymoon together. It will be a perfect wedding because its statement is a reflection of their love for one another. Marriage was one of the first gifts given by our Creator to mankind.

Beyond the spotlight of this weekend, what will Maite and Brad’s marriage look like in seven years, ten years, twenty years and onwards? Our prayer is they will still look into one another’s eyes and see a stronger love strengthened by every trial they have faced together.

This weekend, Maite and Brad are asking for God’s blessings on their marriage. They are sharing their wedding vows together, here in the church. As much as they are inviting God to be the center of the relationship, our Lubbock church family is responsible for being a support and blessing to this young family as well.

In our millennial, post-Christian world, people look to the institution of marriage to provide stability. But the truth is
there is no ten-step plan which can make any marriage a success. Books can be read, knowledge researched, but marriage’s will be as strong as the couple’s commitment to love one another and to love God! As they establish their home, Maite and Brad recognize the importance of placing God at the center of their home.

In the Garden of Eden, Ellen G White informs us the first marriage was one of two equals, man and woman, Adam and Eve. Created to love and coexist in a relationship of complete and mutual support. “So long as they remained loyal to the divine law, their capacity to know, to enjoy, and to love would continually increase. They would be constantly gaining new treasures of knowledge, discovering fresh springs of happiness, and obtaining clearer and yet clearer conceptions of the immeasurable, unfailing love of God.” White, E. G. PP p. 51

As you reflect on your marriage, when was the last time you prayed together? Or when was the last time you spoke those gentle words, “I Love You”. When was the last time you looked across the table and enjoyed the sparkle in the eye of the person you love?

This weekend, let’s celebrate this marriage with the Ramos and Props families. But why not take a moment to let your spouse know just how much you love them!

God bless you,
Pastor Seán