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Friday, 13 June 2008

What is Love?

You may remember my mentioning here that I needed to make a wedding present for my cousin. Well I managed to get it done and we went to the wedding at the end of our summer holiday (vacation). As I said, I usually write some appropriate Bible verse(s) using calligraphy and put it in a frame.

Up till now all the wedding I have been to have been weddings of Christians (except for when I was very little - I never went to any weddings between the age of about 6 and 24) but my cousin and her fiance (now husband) are not Christians. I don't really know my cousin well enought to know her views on Christianity but as they were getting married in their local Anglican Church, I figured they couldn't really have any objection to my giving them an approriate framed piece of Scripture. (I do have friends who are atheist who I would not do this for as it would be rather antagonistic.)

Usually I pick a verse (or verses) which speak(s) specifically about marriage but for my cousin I decided to use 1 Corinthians 13 v 4-8a. I also decided to use the NIV version of this even though I usually use the AV simply because for this particular passage it is easier to follow.

So here is the finished product:

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Re-reading it now reminds me of what a high standard God sets and that we must strive to come as close to it as we can even though we all fail each and every day. Although I am sure some people may think it is a bit of soppy sentimentality, to me it is an awesome challenge and a reminder of both God's greatness and my sinfulness.

3 comments:

SouthernMom said...

You did a excellent job. It's beautiful. I gave my mother in law a poem and a picture of me and hubby for christmas. It wasn't the most beautiful thing in the world but, I seen her eyes well up. The poem was a thank you poem for giving me a wonderful man.

a soldier's wife said...

I think this is beautiful. What a wonderful thoughtful gift!

Stacy said...

You did a great job =) My brother will be getting married very soon, and i think i may do something simular for him =) Thanks so much for sharing!

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