May 19 marks our ‘half anniversary’ – so it’s now been two and a half marvelous years of marriage. Happy half anniversary baby!!
I was reading Colossians 3:12-17 recently. We picked it to be read at our wedding ceremony by our lovely friend Jess. Rereading it once more reminded me that it doesn’t matter what gown I chose for our wedding day, or what outfit I put on for a nice date – it’s all about wearing love, all the time.
Colossians 3:12-17 – The Message
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.