Today, April the 29th 2011, is a day that will remain in the minds of many for years to come.
It was a marriage between a commoner, Catherine Middleton and prince William, a future British monarch.
The event was a glorious one, the media portrayed that and the viewers believed it. I was one of the many viewers in the United Kingdom.
It was a fairy tale in present day experience. As I listened over and over again how the couple met about ten years ago and how the whole world with keen interest monitored how the love chemistry between them has developed, I cannot help but pinch myself that true love can still happen. The body language between both of them was magical and electrifying. They are young, intelligent and vibrantly in love. I said a my prayers and I ma sure very many persons across the globe made similar prayers that their love remain undying and ever fresh.
They both looked perfect indeed.
With the increase in divorce rates when one considers marriages, it is easy to give up on ever finding true romance and love and settling into the marriage institution.
It is a breath of fresh air to see hope rise in the hearts of people that marriage remains worthwhile. The sheer interest from the younger generation gives a positive and welcoming hope in the marriage institution.
Marriage is sacred and ordained by God, our creator to be rightly so. Marriage amongst other functions ensures that procreation, companionship and esteeming the other more than self. The union is meant to flourish as the marriage evolves over time.
The marriage institution is sacred and holy before God. Likewise we are to regard it.
While one does not dispute the fact there are many variables that can affect the marriage relationship, the succes and eventual outcome depends on our efforts. We must commit to working hard to keep the flame of love that kindled the relationship in the first place burning brightly. sensitivity to the other’s needs and a willingness to make it work no matter what is important to its longevity.
The marriage vows are strongly worded to convey the seriousness of marriage. It is no trial and let go matter. It is eternal, for life time ’till death do us part’.
Let us admire the royal couple and lift them up in prayers that their committment to one another will be as they have attested to their vows before the whole world.
May God give them strength and grace to live up to their vows.
May they have a sweet and happy ever after marriage. Amen.