I’ve just been to a wedding. Steve and Luke took their vows, exchanged rings, we prayed for them, blessed them, sang hymns and applauded. It was all a wedding should be. And there was cake. So definitely all a wedding should be!
Like any wedding it was both wonderful and commonplace; weddings happen every day and everybody knows what they are doing. We love them, they are special, and they are normal.
And then there’s the ones that are something unusual; when what is ordinary is somehow different because new people get to take part, and new folk are welcomed into the kingdom, and something new happens. Like today. When nothing has changed and everything is different.
An Advent theme…… – yes. For a birth is wonderful and amazing and fantastic – and happens every day.
And then something new happens, and the Word is made flesh. When nothing has changed and everything is different.
It was a good day for a wedding.