Sunday, October 28, 2007

Marriage is a gift to be treasured

Today, at the church we have been attending, Renea and I renewed our marriage vows with about 100 couples during the morning service. It was the culmination of a series on marriage that our pastor had been preaching on for the past 4 weeks. As we recited our vows to each other, I realized how blessed I have been being married to Renea for over 24 years.
Don't get me wrong, our marriage hasn't been perfect. We have gone through a lot of hard times along with the good times. but we always got through them. I have always believed that marriage is a gift to be treasured. Renea and I promised each other before we were married to always try to work through our problems. We promised each other to never get a divorce. So far , we both have kept that promise.
As we go toward our 25th year of marriage, we have renewed our vows. Our covenant to love and cherish each other till death do us part. God grant that it be so.