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A WEDDING IN A POOL

I guess you could say they "jumped into marriage." Personally, I would have liked to have been there. I read about it a while back. It seems that the swimming coach at a college was getting married and he chose what we would consider to be a most unusual location for the wedding. At least it seemed unusual to me. But, then again, if I were a swimming coach maybe it was the most logical place. He and his former swim student fiancee got married on the high dive at the swimming pool. After their "I do's", they jumped into the pool, off the high dive, tux, white gown and all. Well, I've always said you only get married once so you ought to go all out and I guess they heard me.

I thought about this story as I witnessed three other wedding ceremonies lately. These were at a pool as well. The brides were from teenage to senior citizen in age and the groom in all three instances was Christ. I had a small part in the ceremony, but it was God that did the joining of Lorene Meeks, Ashby Cripps and Dustin Hood together with Jesus.

(Revelation 21:2 KJV) "And I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."

(II Corinthians 11:2 NCV) "I am jealous over you with a jealousy that comes from God. I promised to give you to Christ, as your only husband. I want to give you as his pure bride.

(Ephesians 5:27 NCV) "He died so that He could give the church to Himself like a bride in all her beauty. He died so that the church could be pure and without fault, with no evil or sin or any other wrong thing."

Like all weddings, especially nowadays, I hope it will last. They couldn't have picked a better groom. Now, if they will just "jump in". I guess a pool is a pretty neat place to get married after all!

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward