My daughter is married! This past Friday she dedicated herself to Rich Spalin. I have been to lots of weddings, maybe even yours, but I do believe this was the best I have ever attended including my own! Here’s why.

The wedding ceremony holds in itself the image of our relationship with God through Jesus. The bible is filled with words and images of weddings. One example is Revelation 19:70-f “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride [the Elect] has made herself ready. [9] Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

When a Jewish boy decided he wanted to get married he would go over to the girl’s house with a contract of marriage and the “bride price.” That would be the first “date.” Jesus followed the tradition. He came from His Father’s house to where we live, the earth. He brought a contract in a sense…His own life.

This past Friday afternoon