From this day forward
Dear Keenan and Janine
You have chosen this day, 5 April 2014, to become husband and wife. In a little while, you will stand beside your beloved and promise to love, honour and cherish each other for the remainder of your lives.
Your relationship started out as friendship, soon blossomed into something deeper, and it wasn’t long before you realised that you wanted to marry and spend the rest of your lives together. As a couple, you radiate the love and happiness of two people who are madly, hopelessly and deeply in love. It shines on your faces, is conveyed in your body language, and is just about all you talk about. This brings me much joy.
But my greatest joy today is that you have chosen to place your marriage in God’s hands. There is no safer place for it to be. As you continue to walk in Truth, never stop striving to draw closer to Him each day, because in so doing you will draw closer to one another.
May the mutual love that shines so brightly in you today never grow dim. May you treasure forever this beautiful gift God has given you, and always rely on His hand to guide you through everything you experience together, whether it be joy or sorrow. May you always be kind to one another, tenderhearted and forgiving. May your marriage overflow with everything that is true, noble, pure and lovely.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Forever and always