Happy Sunday! These blackberries were so lovely, I had to take a pic before I devoured them. Yum! My main camera seems to be busted! :o( Sad! So, I’ll be taking phone pics and some from a camera I bought off my son until I get a new one (or my old one fixed). Hopefully that will happen soon because we have a trip coming up that I really want it for!
Anyway… for today’s sermon: Why Marriage, Why Family is the chosen (wonderful) talk I’m sharing…because yesterday was hubby’s and my anniversary. We celebrated by spending some time together (kind of hard to find time for lately!)…nice dinner etc. In the talk I learned about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian born in 1906 who was critical of the Nazi dictatorship and put in prison. Some letters from prison have been published and here’s part of one he wrote to his niece:
“Marriage is more than your love for each other. … In your love you see only your two selves in the world, but in marriage you are a link in the chain of the generations, which God causes to come and to pass away to his glory, and calls into his kingdom. In your love you see only the heaven of your own happiness, but in marriage you are placed at a post of responsibility towards the world and mankind. Your love is your own private possession, but marriage is more than something personal—it is a status, an office. Just as it is the crown, and not merely the will to rule, that makes the king, so it is marriage, and not merely your love for each other, that joins you together in the sight of God and man. … So love comes from you, but marriage from above, from God.”
I think I’ll have to put that book on my reading list: (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison, ed. Eberhard Bethge (1953), 42–43.)
Have a fabulous Sabbath! Do or learn something NEW!