Saturday, July 1, 2000

The Wedding Day

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:3-4)

Over the past few months, I've been flipping through the pages of the chapters of my life. I recalled all the good years and all the ones that were thrown away by pain, sorrow, and depression. I cried as I recalled the darkest moment of my life when my desire to live had all but faded away.

However, it was at that darkest moment that I made the most important decision of my life, and that was to trust in the only person I knew who could restore me - Jesus Christ. At that lowest point, I said to Him, "this is now your life to live, for I no longer have the strength to live it."

I felt Christ's presence like never before that night and I could feel Him carry me through. He reminded me of all those that loved me; none more so than He. He asked me to trust in Him and turned my attention to a better day; a day that in all honesty I thought would never come. Thankfully I was wrong. Today that day has come to fruition.

I know a lot of things will be going through my mind as I wait for Dee to meet me at the altar, but I know that night with the Lord will be at the forefront. When I see her face for the first time, I'll be so thankful that I made that decision to trust in Him. When she takes each step down the aisle, each one of those bad chapters of my life will close for all eternity. And when we become husband and wife, I'll know in my heart like never before that I serve a Lord more loving and more powerful than I had ever imagined.