Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wedding Message

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It was my church mates Zoe and Tony's wedding last Sunday. It was lovely to hear Tony saying "I love you" to Zoe in French.

Our pastor shared a short message about "acceptance and forgiveness", which was quite meaningful. Below is some of the points in the address:

  • Marriage is a relationship. Like in all other relationships, unpleasant feelings and hurts are not uncommon.
  • When there are conflicts and displeasure happen in the relationship, the couple needs to pray about it.
  • Although it's important for husband and wife to show each other that they are important and significant, the deep need of satisfaction of heart can only be met by God ultimately.
  • Love forgives and accepts. Acceptance and forgiveness are crucial in any relationship.
  • The freedom Christ provides includes the freedom to require nothing of our mates.
  • We will hurt when a spouse disrespects and rejects us, but God's love and grace empower us to love and give no matter how little we receive.
  • That is one of the secrets of marrage - a love that forgives and acdepts. But the source of strength is Jesus Christ.
  • God meets our needs and we can approach life with the resources to give out of fulness.


audrey` said...

Hello Kitty dear!!!
How are you?

A very Blessed Easter to you and your Mummy :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Hello Audrey dear!!!
I'm all right. How are you?

A very Blessed to you and your family :)

Kc said...

Wise words. ;-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Kc, yes they are wise words, but seem quite difficult to put into practice. What do you think?

Kc said...

I agree. ;-)

The things that are difficult are always best it seems. I think practice making perfect is a good rule for these instructions as well as some others but only by the power from above. ;-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes I think we all need to practice, practice, practice and practice - in HIS strength.

Mark D said...

You are building a wealth of knowledge that will help you hit the ground running when you get married. I am glad to read that you are building such a wonderful foundation. Your words are very true.

Kitty said...

Dear Mark, thanks for your encouragement once again. However, I find that there is sometimes a huge gap between having the knowledge and translating that into actions.