Sunday, May 21, 2000

Rest in the Lord

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

I've learned the hard way over the past couple weeks just how hectic life can become two months before a wedding. There's invitations to mail, flights to book, hotels to reserve, and honeymoons to plan. Things get so hectic so fast, it is easy to lose perspective on what the wedding day is all about. However, I don't want to get so caught up in the pressure of the moment, that I lose sight of what is truly important - my relationship with Dee, my relationship with my family and friends, and most importantly my relationship with God.

I want my wedding day to be a day of smiles not frowns. I want to be able to relax enough where I can enjoy being in the company of all my family and friends. Quite frankly, I don't see that happening unless I take time out to release my burdens to the Lord. If I do, I'll come to see that all these decisions that seem so momentous right now, truly aren't. The most important decision has already been made - and that was to trust in the one who designed marriage in the first place.

I'm sure things will only get tougher as the countdown to the wedding date intensifies. But I hope by July 1st, my heart will be in the right place. I don't want to reflect back on that day as one of burdens, but rather as one of countless blessings.