When a couple stands at the altar to exchange wedding vows, both promise many things to each other. Some share traditional vows and others write in their own words from the heart. Their focus is on the future and all it might hold for them.
Yesterday was our 34th anniversary, and we were surrounded with friends and family, but it wasn’t as you would think. You see, a lifelong friend turned 60, and we hosted the celebration in our home. All of our children (except our favorite son-in-love) were here and so were our 5 grandchildren. The day was filled with sharing memories, poems, cards, gifts and lots of coffee and laughter. It was a perfect day, much like our wedding day.
Life is like that. It brings opportunities to embrace the moment capturing in our hearts memories that last a lifetime.
Tonight Tom and I will celebrate our anniversary in the traditional way–we’ll go out for a quiet dinner together, we’ll exchange cards and share our hearts with one another. But instead of only focusing on the unknown future, we can now look back a marvel at what God has done. Doing so gives us faith for the “not yet” of our lives.
How is God helping you have faith for the “not yet”? Can you look back and see how His hand was at work when you didn’t see it in the moment? How can this help you today as you face an unknown future?
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