Your love for me astounds me, I see you there waiting for at the altar. The journey has been long and tiresome; many would have given up but not you. Even though I have behaved like the bride in Hosea you still love me. Why I ask, why wait for me, when I have purposely put others before you. I have cheated on you and had affairs without remorse or regrets. I would have divorced me and moved on. But yet you remain my husband thru it all even though I was not your wife. I didn’t act like a wife should behave; I have had many lovers that I chose above you. But you remain faithful and steadfast. You the groom of my youth have never wavered. When others ask, why do you wait or how embarrassed you must be. You smile because you know my story; you’ve seen me naked and unashamed. You still love me through all my shame. So tonight I would like to renew my vows to you in front of everyone.
I would like to make you my husband again; I vow to fiercely love you with passion, in all your forms, today and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a lifetime covenant and it’s not to be entered into likely. I vow to love you. No matter what challenges try to tear me apart from you, because I know I will always find a way back to you Lord. I promise to be faithful even when the journey seems long and I grow weary. I promise to put you first in my life, to love you to honor you. You mean more to me than any words could say, your love for me illuminates the path way back to you. Father you vowed to help me love life, to always hold me with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home. You are the shelter that protects me you are my friend. In you I find my purpose, you are the giver of life. You know my secrets, my destiny evens before I exist. I long for your touch and your embrace. I long to be in your presence, father as I lift you lift the veil that is between us the one that separates us. Please know that I will do my very best to honor this commitment to you. I know that if I stumble along the path, you will always be there to remind me of our union.
As my groom presents me to his father and the veil is lifted I, see God’s grace, the revealed truth. God grant us the ability to see the unseen here and then to live in the light of these realities. I can see the love in his eyes as the veil is lift I can see him with my and not my eyes, and I now know the truth. When the veil is lifted I can see the world beyond me. He allows his bride to see the spirits there. He has always been here with me I can see clearly the life I was meant to lead. The journey I was meant to walk. I am now redeemed. There is so much renewed hope and joy. The chance for this commitment is offered to all who wants it. If you want the veil between you and God to be lifted in the next life, lift, that veil first in this life. You must release your sins, your false attachments, and your loss of hope in Him. All the things holding you back from seeing Him with your heart in this life and seeing Him with your eyes. Do not grow weary but renew your strength. If you cannot see with your soul, then you must believe and open your heart. The veil will be lifted let the love within the veil release you from your past and redeem you.
Every now and then God lifts the veil between heaven and earth, and we catch a glimpse of it, we should savor those glimpses, rejoice………VAL… The institution of marriage is a metaphor of Christ being married to the church.