We celebrated a momentous event on our recent vacation to see our families…my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary! What a precious time to honor them and thank God for His blessing on their lives.
With the traditional, Biblical model of marriage increasingly fading from our society and being redefined according to personal opinion rather than the Creator’s design, I want to stand up and cheer my parents. They have lived out—through thick and thin—the covenant before God they made all those years ago. Neither of them grew up with a strong example of a Godly marriage, but having chosen to follow Christ as young adults, they determined that with His help, they would establish a life together that honored God in every way.
This quote from Jane Eyre sums up so beautifully what I would say of my parents’ marriage:
"To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long; to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character—perfect concord is the result.”
How incredibly good God has been to give them these long years together, and how blessed I was to grow up knowing the security of their love and commitment to one another. I love you, Dad & Mom, and honor you today for the example of faithfulness I’ve been privileged to know.
You’re the best!