Pastor Moore: “This is a very happy and sacred occasion which brings us to the house of the Lord with the purpose of uniting into holy bonds of wedlock, man and wife. Jessica and Kenny, you’re honoring us today as we have come to celebrate such a wonderful occasion. A love that really permeates our lives. As the apostle Paul once said:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails.
My brother’s wife, Amanda, read “The Promise” by Eileen Rafter, a poem I heard at a friend’s wedding and loved.
Pastor Moore: “Because of your desire, I’m going to ask you to join hands and repeat these vows one to another after me.”
Kenny: “I Kenny, take thee, Jessica, to be my wedded wife. To love and cherish, honor and respect, in sickness or in health, in poverty or in wealth, until death alone shall part us.”
Me: “I Jessica, take thee, Kenny, to be my wedded husband. To love and cherish, honor and respect, in sickness or in health, in poverty or in wealth, until death alone shall part us.”
Up next…We exchange rings