Friday, 29 April 2011

Kate Middleton will love honour comfort and keep

It's the big day, the Royal Wedding, the day that Prince William marries Kate Middleton.

The guests are pouring into Westminster Abbey and the world is watching. The media are all switched on, and so are apparently half the world.

The questions are being asked:
When will we see the dress?
How beautiful will be the flowers?
Who will be attending?
Where will the Beckham's sit?
What will the kiss be like?

But what is really important to me today is the wedding itself. To witness two people affirming their love for each other is an honour.

A lot has been made of the fact that Kate will not "obey" Prince William in the vows; she can rest easy though because shes in great company, I didn't vow to obey Mike either.

But what had not been made so much of, and what I think matters more, is that Kate will instead love, honour, comfort and keep..

I love that, it is beautiful that she will vow to comfort her husband all through their lives, and keep him in her safe embrace. That for me is the best way of describing marriage, it's about being there through it all. That's love, that's respect, that's what I'm looking forward to seeing today.

Father we ask that today especially you hold William and Kate in your loving embrace as they make this amazing commitment to each other. Be with them through their married life, comforting and keeping them. Amen.

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