John and Frances Canning learned that the Queen of England was going to be in the local area on the day of their wedding so they sent her an invitation. The Queen graciously turned down the invitation, but began making plans for a surprise appearance. The couple was stunned and reported, “the surprise made the day.”
--World, April 21, 2012 p. 21 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Christian couples pray that the Lord will show up on their wedding day and seal them to one another in a lifetime commitment. When the Lord is present, his presence makes not only the day, but also the marriage.
Ephesians 5:25-27 (ESV) Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.