To My Bride (You Said Yes…)

We stood before a beautiful altar didn’t we?

We had started outside,

but when the preacher spoke of the “Water of the Word“, it began to rain.

So we rushed into the Blue room, where I first asked you…

(Do you remember the blue room)?

 

I trembled when I saw you walk the Aisle,

towards me,

and towards the life we would live together,

Because you are so beautiful, and you were radiant in purity and loveliness,

How could I have gained such a beautiful woman?

(Truly He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord!)

 

Who was I? And What were my prospects?

In the world’s terms, they amounted to nothing…(I worked at McDonalds!)

But you said yes…

Yes to God, first of all, and yes to Me also,

You said yes to bearing six beautiful children,

and to entering into all of our joys, battles, struggles, victories and sorrows together,

 

We have always had each other’s back! You’ve been my best friend…

We have served God together,

Neither one of us could have known, what we were signing up for,

What our vows would cost us, nor the full extent of what the journey would be,

You offered yourself so willingly, to be my friend, my partner, my wife, my lover,

truly a Help meet for me!

 

I so thank God for your Yes, Where would I be without you?

Jesus, the ultimate groom has said,

“Whoever lays down his life shall keep it, and whoever keeps his life will lose it”,

Dear Kristin, what an example of this scripture you have been,

God knows you have given of yourself to me,and to God,

even when it has been difficult, You have never kept anything back for yourself.

 

We never knew the trials we would face…

Nor the victories our Lord has lavished upon us

A threefold cord cannot be broken…

I thank God for you and that you said Yes!

“Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all” Proverbs 31

I Love you !

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8 Responses to To My Bride (You Said Yes…)

  1. Stan says:

    Praise the Lord! Congratulations Bill and Kristen on 38 years of marriage .Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord and each other and being an example for all too see the wonderful gift of marriage given us of God.I pray Gods grace continue to shine on you both and all your house for the glory of Jesus and God our Father.

  2. eren lee says:

    Our sincerest Congratulations 🎈🎉 Wonderful outpouring of your heart!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Amber simpson says:

    Takes a Godly man to recognize this! Many more years of ministry and blessings!

  4. Rivkah says:

    Love and congratulations to you both! What a beautiful poem in celebration of your marriage. Thank you for all your teaching and heart Bill that upholds marriage and motherhood apart from our great salvation it is the most precious gift of God given to us, surely it was not good for Adam to be alone, so the Lord made Eve, the rest is history!

  5. Megan Reardon-Bester says:

    Crying tears of sorrow for how marriage is supposed to be and Tears of Absolute Joy and Hope for what is to come – Bless you Two Sweeties – a willing bride who honors her husband and a noble husband who loves his wife. Bless You Bless You Brother William & Sister Kristin , I pray the LoRD Keeps You With Us Until Jesus Comes – WE SO NEED ENCOURAGEMENT, TESTIMONY AND HOPE IN THESE LAST DAYS. OX

  6. Maureen Leigh says:

    Lovely message from Bill to Kristen. It makes me happy to know the Lord does great things for those who honour Him. Many congratulations to you both, and children and grandchidren.

  7. standingfirm says:

    Happy Anniversary pastor Bill & Kristen. It is a beautiful blessing to have a Godly marriage both serving the Lord and being true help mates. May the Lord continue to bless you very richly and your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a true “watchman on the wall” in these last perilous days.

  8. Karen says:

    And that is the way it should be!! Beautiful! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And thank you for all of your messages.

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