Tomorrow I will have been married to Cindi for three years. To quantify the blessings of her companionship would be an exercise in futility. To qualify the gift that she is to me would be similarly vain. The worth of an excellent wife is only comprehensible to the men who have one, and even then all calculations fall short.
From the day we were married (and before), it has always been our prayer that the overpowering love of God for His people and the covenant love of Christ for His church would be reflected in our love for one another. This is no small task. It is a deep and lasting pleasure, but the job is hard and the stakes are high.
In light of that, I thought I would share what we put on the front of our wedding invitations a little more than three years ago. This is still our passion and our heartbeat. God has been gracious to us to sustain it.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
Dear Father, we have been convinced
That neither death, nor life, nor prince-
palities, nor angels, nor
The things that are, nor things in store
For us, nor powers, depth, or height,
Nor anything made by Your might
Can quench Your love which paid love’s cost
And still burns brightly from His cross.
So let our love now be a flame
No floods can drown nor waters tame,
As love between You and Your Son,
Not two together bound but one.
And let our fire be fueled by grace
And by the seeking of Your face.
And let Your glory, worth, and fame
Be magnified by love’s pure flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor will rivers overflow it. – Song of Solomon 8:7