Our family flew to Chicago last weekend to attend my niece’s wedding. Before the beautiful bride and handsome groom spoke their vows, the pastor gave an inspiring message. His main point to them and to us seated in the pews was that a married couple is a present to each other. Clearly, hearing a wedding sermon means more to us married folks who are not worrying if our gown is in place or if we will faint at the kneeler. We’ve given each other a little flack over the years and it’s uplifting to think of our spouse as a present! I wasn’t the only one who thought so. I met with the bride’s father, my brother, the next day. He asked me if I heard the sermon. “Yes!” I replied. Then he told me that before he went to bed that night, his wife told him she always thought of him as a present to her. He, too, was thinking of what a present she is to him!
Can you imagine how different the world would be if we married couples embraced this thought? So married ones, is your spouse a present to you?