You Can’t Hold A Marriage Together with Velcro

“Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. ” John 2:2  (NKJV)

“My TEA CUPP Prayers for Wives”  is the theme this week at My TEA CUPP Prayers.   This will be a special week of encouraging wives to pray for their husbands.  Thank you for joining me!  To lead off, I have a little story for you from my own wedding…

The experts who plan weddings proclaim, “Something will always go wrong, so just expect it.”  How nice! To face the most important day of my life and to be assured that something would go wrong!

Would it be that only a few of the bridal party arrived early to help with the decorations?  Would it be that one of the groomsmen was given the wrong style tux by the rental shop?  Would it be that we forgot to schedule time for the bride and groom to eat anything between the afternoon photos and the 7 p.m. wedding?  Would it be that one of the balloons popped right during the pastor’s sermon?

All of those could be, but most memorable in the bride’s mind was her slip.  It was a borrowed half-slip from a friend, extending from my waist to my ankles under  my gown.  Unfortunately, the friend was more slender than I, and the waist band was secured with velcro.

As I prepared to glide down the aisle, suddenly the velcro popped open!  There was no chance to fix it as all eyes were on me.  Pressing my bouquet tightly to my waist, I proceeded down the aisle, hoping to hold the slip in place.  The entire wedding (which was an hour long), I held my bouquet to my middle, imagining how the slip might just fall to my ankles at any moment.  At the end of the ceremony, I dashed down to the church kitchen to fix the velcro.

Yes, something always goes wrong at weddings.  And what can we learn from this? Don’t wear a borrowed slip?  Don’t use velcro?  Perhaps the answer was in the pastor’s sermon, right when that balloon popped.

Just like the wedding, things will go wrong in a marriage.  And you can’t fix them with velcro!  The hooks and fuzz may pull apart.  A marriage needs a strong cord, binding the two hearts together forever.  That cord is Jesus Christ.  I’m glad we invited Jesus to our wedding, and He continues to be in our marriage today.  God is infinitely stronger than velcro!  Don’t think of getting married without Him!

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)

New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

New International Version (NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

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