These two people are so remarkably important to me. I had the great honor of walking with them as they were getting ready to be married but was unable to be at their wedding. Today, they gave me the best gift: They let me officiate their vow renewal ceremony.
Afterwords, we walked around on the mountain with friends and took pictures and had fun and chatted about where life was going.
I took this picture because I want the world to notice two things about Chad and Rhi…
1. It is raining on them.
2. They are smiling.
What power love has.
Some people frown in the storm. Some fear. Some fall. Some whine.
Some are so remarkably conquered by love that we just don’t care about the rain.
The rain cannot beat us.
It is too small in comparison to the all-consuming heart-stopping heart-starting passion that cannot be adequately described by a billion blogs.
When the storms come (and they will) am I conquered by the storm or by love?
Romans 8:37-39 In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord
It will rain.
I will smile.
My God’s love is that big.