Daily Devotion: Planning the Perfect Wedding

A Christian devotion for an overwhelmed bride-to-be.

Posted in , Jun 15, 2012

Daily Guideposts contributor Ashley Kappel

“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.” John 2:4 (NIV)

Mom and I were hard at work planning the finer details of my upcoming wedding. As we hurried around town orchestrating transportation for guests, finalizing the reception menu and making sure someone was at the church early to turn on the air-conditioning (the wedding was in May in Alabama, after all), I began to feel overwhelmed.

“Are we doing the right thing?” I asked Mom, waving my hand over the to-do list, which seemed to grow each day.

Mom simply smiled. “The things that you’re working on are important: your vows to Brian, taking care of your family and dearest friends, and celebrating the start of a new life together."

“But still,” I protested, “I’m starting to feel a little silly."

“Remember the story of Jesus at the wedding ceremony in Cana?" Mom said, her wise smile bringing to mind the ancient story. “I love that story."

At the wedding ceremony, Jesus’ mother, who, like mine, understood the importance of showing guests a good time at a celebration, went to Jesus distraught that the wine was running out, asking Him to do something. And though, as Jesus said, “it’s not yet my time,” do something He did.

Jesus found the wedding celebration a worthy place for His very first miracle. If He chose to use His awesome power to bless a wedding, why shouldn’t I try to do the very best by my dearest friends and closest family?

Lord, thank You for giving me the opportunity to honor the love of family and friends, and to do so while having a wonderful time with my own mom.

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