A Message to Daniel and Michelle on their Wedding Day
This Marriage is the perfect example of the hope and life we can find in God. When the world brings an end to things, God picks up the pieces and begins to create a masterpiece one piece at a time. Michelle, as you take different media and begin to create your works of art, pieces that have little to no value on their own take on a whole new definition. Beauty and value are redefined as things come together. Those things come together because of the vision of the artist.
As I look at you Daniel and Michelle, it is obvious to me that God is creating in you both something new, beautiful, and valuable. It is not a composition that you as pieces can create, but only the creator. Ezekiel 34 says “I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak…”, God takes that which is lifeless and resurrects it.
Romans 8 says “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.”
So, we give thanks and recognize that God has played a huge role in both of your lives and now is presenting you both with the new start. Where you take this blessing is up to you. I encourage you to pursue one another after marriage more than you did before. Don’t let this be a ball and chain. The only ball and chain that should be in your relationship is the one you use for one of your brutal workout routines.
Keep Christ at the center of your home. Daniel, as you are fully aware, as soon as you start letting your discipline slip in your physical body, you start seeing negative results. The same will apply to this relationship. Consistantly lead your family. There are 3 significant others in the household that are sharing in this union. Continue investing in those kids and provide for them stability, integrity, and leadership towards Christ.