Thought it would be special to share part of my toast to Parker & Liz that I shared at the Rehearsal Dinner: "I’m so excited to see how the Lord is going to use you two as you become husband and wife tomorrow and start your family from this point forward. My prayer is that through each “marriage moment” you have, each of you will be so filled up with the love of Christ that it spills over to the other one. You’ve heard it all -- the importance of communication, talking through expectations, and learning how to walk in a state of forgiveness and move on...and I pray that as you start to practice these things, you will truly want to out serve the other one and seek the Lord first and foremost because neither of you can satisfy the other like HE can satisfy you."
The passage from Scripture that was expounded upon at the wedding was from Colossians 3:12-17. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
The Lord truly spoke through the pastor as he talked about the importance of being filled up with Christ first so that we can overflow with these items mentioned in the Scripture above (compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience) to our spouse. It was a GREAT charge to Parker & Liz as a newly married couple and a FABULOUS reminder to the rest of us on how to love and forgive in our own marriages.
Congratulations again to Parker & Liz!!! We are so thankful that the Lord brought you two together and look forward to seeing how HE is going to use YOU TWO as TEAM WEBB!!! To God be ALL the glory!