The Wedding

The Royal Wedding was just what I needed to get me up and going again.  I can't put my finger on the reason for the sluggishness of spirit that has been hovering over me for the past few days...but the beauty and solemnity of this occasion have renewed my spirits.

I believe my heart was stirred to worship--not  the Prince and Princess (Duke and Duchess), but the Sovereign Lord Himself.  The words of age-old hymns, the Word of God (Romans 12) read and recited so simply, the prayers...I was picked up and elevated!  God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were acknowledged.  I was "caught up" in THIS.  

Yes, the dress was beautiful.  Yes, the bride was radiant.
Yes, to ALL the ceremony and pomp. 
Above all, "Yes" to HIM Who alone is worthy to be praised.  
Forever.  
This IS the day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.
One day EVERY knee will bow and every tongue confess
that Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father.

It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.
   ( Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

12 comments:

  1. Yes, I was captivated by the wedding and have done nothing else today. I loved watching scenes over and over. I am glad for the music, the vows, and the scripture.

    Even now, it is so hard to turn off the TV and get organized for the day!

    Blessings,

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  2. I still haven't seen the wedding. I intend to watch it later when it airs again or on the net.
    But I am so encouraged by what you had to say about it!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  3. The tiny bit that I saw before rushing out the door really surprised me! The bride's brother was reading straight Scripture, and my husband said he'd heard them name Jesus Christ at least twice.

    I hope it's a big pick-me-up for the British people. I think they're needing it.

    Happy spring,

    Rhonda

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  4. I was also impressed with the wedding, and the fact that the Lord seemed to be uplifted. (also impressed that they seem to have a genuine love and respect for each other--from what was seen and what friends have said.

    I'm glad it lifted your spirits.

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  5. ...dear rebecca found you through the comment section of the polohouse...wish you lived next door to me...maybe in heaven...

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  6. I watched the wedding LIVE the whole day . I was so captivated by the regal air, and the beauty, and above all, the Bible centered wedding ceremony. I loved the simplicity of Kate, the elegance of everyone... the maid of honor, the youthful and handsome princes, sons of my favorite Princess Diana.

    I agree with you - for many times during the whole day I realized we are all connecting to something that we know is our true citizenship - the KINGDOM of heaven. We are all invited to embrace our true identities as sons and daughters of the King of Kings...

    I truly appreciate this post, Rebecca...

    Love
    Lidj

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  7. Well I just wasn't impressed. The idea of marriage is beautiful to me but I guess all of the "Pomp and Circumstance" just because they can, sort of turns me off. Sorry Rebecca. But I also know how inspiring this can be to many. And I wish them all of Gods blessings.
    Love Di ♥

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  8. Rebecca: I missed some of the wedding, but enjoyed seeing "reruns" during much of the day.Your thoughts are interesting. I am glad that as Christians, we can share the joy of the couple and the celebration of the British Empire, because it is good to rejoice with those who rejoice. I was grieved when I heard that there were those who criticized aspects of the event. I enjoy these things so much. I too, was encouraged to hear the name "Jesus" mentioned a few times during a very public occasion (for half the world to hear, I might add), hoping His name will be more than just part of a ceremony in their lives. Sometimes, I get discouraged that at our public events, we may hear prayers invoking the name of God, but not ususally Jesus. I think the fanfare is a good thing now and then and we can learn a lot. It gives us a "visual" for so many scriptures that we as westerners don't usually understand because we do not live in a culture with a royal family. God made sure that the people of Israel would learn have times to celebrate by instructing them to observe certain holidays each year, and as well as that, the instructions for the tabernacle and the furnishings were elaborate and regal. I've been to an African wedding, and it changed me. I realized that as much as I love my country and culture, we Americans have something to learn from others and one of the those things is how to celebrate.

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  9. I loved it as well. My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. We're surprising them with a "royal wedding" theme.

    And it's exhausting keeping up the royals!

    peace~elaine

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  10. Sorry I'm "late" in weighing in here, LOL! You already know I had set aside the day to enjoy with a couple friends, had a tea party with cucumber sandwiches, and I watched the entire thing 3 times all in all! Something I learned that your readers may not know: This wedding was a "private" wedding as opposed to Diana's and Charles', which was a "state" wedding (their choice). That meant the bride and groom were free to choose things they wanted such as the specific scriptures that were read, the music, who was invited, etc. I have personally never heard Romans 12 read at a wedding and was very impressed with that decision. When Kate's brother read it, you could tell he had it practically memorized. I also loved watching her father singing the hymns~he obviously was very familiar with them. I'm kind of surprised at all the "surprise" at the mention of the name of Jesus. It WAS a Christian wedding afterall. The traditional wedding service that most Christians use is derived from the Anglican service found in the Book of Common Prayer. It is estimated that over 2 billion people worldwide watched this wedding! My prayer for this couple is that they will have the Godly strength and courage to live out their vows so publicly made and that in doing so, the name of Jesus is glorified!

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Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)