Spending Time

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of performing the wedding ceremony for my niece and her new husband. I could tell almost immediately that he was a perfect match for our first niece to marry.

Several months before the wedding, we began meeting for pre-marital sessions. After grilling them for hours about everything from their spiritual journey, to communication and conflict resolution, to finances, and even future expectations, I only uncovered one major character flaw…

My niece’s husband is a Green Bay Packer fan. Could be worse…:).

By the time a couple ties the knot, they have most likely spent thousands of hours together, getting to know one another and growing deeper in their relationship. The more acquainted they become, the stronger their bond.

I think you can actually see this bond on the faces of the happy couple when they see each on their wedding day. Recently, I watched their faces as my niece came into view, and they were BEAMING!

Almost nineteen years later, I still remember that moment when Leigh-Ann entered through the back doors of the church auditorium. It seemed like it took her and her dad forever to get down that aisle. I would have done anything to be with her.

Like every other bride and groom on their wedding day, we were dying to be together. During the three years we dated, I remember driving for hours and even flying across the country to spend time with each other.

The same is true for our relationship with Jesus. When we get to know Him, we will do almost anything to spend time with Him.

This Sunday at New Life CityChurch, we begin a three-week sermon series on our church covenant entitled, “Committing Together.” I look forward to sharing from the story of Mary and Martha found in Luke 10:38-42 and being challenged to see Jesus in such a way that we long to spend time with him.

In the meantime, I hope you have a great weekend and I hope to see you this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45 am.