Thursday, July 05, 2012

Vows

A week ago, or more, in our Bible study, one of the ladies mentioned that she regularly looked at the vows she had made to her husband to check that she was on track.  I was very ashamed to have to admit that I couldn’t remember exactly what it was that I had promised to do.  I think most people can come up with some vague phrases like “in sickness and in health” and “for richer for poorer”, but in my day, as well as the official vows, we were encouraged to write our own vows to make it personal.  It was these promises that I had forgotten.

I would like to say that I rushed home to look for my them, but I didn’t.  However, a week or two on, I have found them whilst looking for something else entirely.

Feel free to go “Ahhh”:-

Joseph, I love you.

You are the one my heart loves,
And in you I have been given
A man of God to share my life with.
In giving you to me, God has been faithful in giving the best.
I have full confidence in you as my husband
And I am proud and honoured to be your wife.

We no longer live separate lives, but are joined together.
I do not lose my life and personality in yours,
But I find fulfilment as your helper, companion and best friend.
I acknowledge and accept my responsibility,
And with God’s help, grace and strength I will strive to be worthy of God’s trust.

Joseph on this day, and forev er, I commit all that I am and all that I have to you.