“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful…Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“So they are not two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:6
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9
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family and friends
in a place where
His life affirming,
our son promised
to love and to cherish his wife–
no matter what life would dish out–
until death turned
the last pages of their book.
Power in God’s Word
gives power to those who believe in Him
and thanks be to God
that Steven and Jordan
put their faith in the One
that creates and nurtures
God will provide an endless supply of grace,
mercy and the means to forgive
and offenses come,
which come to us all,
the power to go on,
We’ll remember the beauty of the day,
the excitement, the flowers,
the smiles and music,
hugs and handshakes of many–
the love and support of those who
traveled both near and far.
And we’ll remember the Wedding Words
and the Love of the One
Who Loves us all.
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“God My children with my blessing, never alone. Waking, sleeping, I am with you; you are My own. In my love’s Baptismal river, I have made you Mine forever. Go, My children, with my blessing–You are My own.
In this union I have joined you, husband and wife. Now, My children, live together as heirs of life: Each the other’s gladness sharing, each the other’s burdens bearing. Now My children, live together as heirs of life.
I the Lord will bless and keep you, and give you peace. I the Lord will smile upon you and give you peace; I the Lord will be your Father, Savior, Comforter, and Brother. Go my children, I will keep you and give you peace.” ~ Jaroslav J. Vajda
Lord God, thank you for Jordan and Steven’s marriage. Bless and keep them. May your wedding words be in their hearts all of their days. For Jesus’ sake, Amen.