Therefore, this dinner is both a celebration for 25 years of marriage and a send-off for their son. Sadly, that is not all, the groom’s father passed away a few days ago. His funeral was last Tuesday. The family was very close and the loss is great. Thus, both sadness and happiness co-exist in the atmosphere here. Interchangeable, they permeate the conversations around the tables.
One feels the heaviness of life. One wonders about offering uplifting words of hope and peace. However, our Lord has already planned that part. As the golden light from the setting sun began to flicker through the trees and into the dining area, the harp music seemed to arise aloud and strong above the chatter with the hymn, “My God, how great Thou art!”
The music seemed to pull us upward and onward. A transformation occurred through the Master’s hand. As it is written, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5: 19-20
I attended a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary dinner party last Saturday. The mood was festive, and extremely elegant, complete with a harpist, playing Christian music.
Praise and thanks be to our God!