One year ago, I walked down the aisle to these words.
O God beyond all praising, we worship you today
and sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder at every gift you send,
at blessings without number and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you and wait upon your word,
we honor and adore you, our great and mighty Lord.
Then hear, O gracious Savior, accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favor may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill,
we'll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.
Coming home from Africa on our wedding anniversary weekend, I'm praising God that these words are still teaching me, and that He is still at the center of our story together. In fact, He's delighted in showing me just how central the person of Jesus Christ really is- and has been from the beginning- in our story.