If you have a cure for jet lag let me know!

I flew into “tomorrow” for my nephew Sam’s wedding a couple weeks ago. As Sam’s Godmother and aunt, I knew my husband and I wouldn’t miss it for anything. We traveled to Tokyo with several other family members and ultimately to a resort area in Nagahama. What an adventure! Planes, bullet trains, subways and more!

Japanese weddings are quite spectacular. The bride and groom changed outfits four times and were reintroduced with pomp and circumstance each time at the reception. The many course meal was so elaborate and special, and in the middle, I had the honor of sharing scripture. I asked those  present to also listen carefully to the familiar verses. The words from 1 Corinthians were meant for the newlyweds, but I asked married couples to listen carefully as well. Maybe these words have gathered dust and have been pushed aside in your relationship. You may have had a disagreement with you spouse this morning so I pray you hear these words as brand new today as well.

From 1 Corinthians 13;

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Those beautiful timeless verses were projected on the screen in Japanese at this beautiful wedding so far from my home  and I was reminded again that God’s love knows no boundaries.


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