The Wedding of Isaac and Hannah
Today I had the pleasure of attending my dear friend Isaac’s wedding (pictured center above). Being able to get to know him, and his now wife Hannah (not pictured), has been a tremendous blessing, and I look forward to continuing our friendship in the years to come. This post is dedicated to them. as well as their future, and is also a thanks for the privilege of their friendship.
“Love and Some Verses”
“All emotions — in particular, love — stand opposed to the pure, cold reason I hold above all things. A wedding is, in my considered opinion, nothing short of a celebration of all that is false and specious and irrational and sentimental in this ailing morally compromised world. Today we honor the death-watch beetle that is the doom of our society and, in time -one feels certain- the death of our entire species.”
-Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Three
For those of you who speak Telegu, I am sorry there will not be a translator. Seeing as Isaac is the only person I have heard mention or speak it, I doubt the language exists to begin with.
Now a story. In the winter of 2012 I found myself alone with, lets say, a 7ft Indian, on a car ride through Wisconsin. Did the “7ft Indian” give away the identity of the person about which I am going to speak? It was here that Isaac screeched and swerved, much like his driving, over whether or not he should pursue dating Hannah. I told him he was a person lacking absolutes who needed someone who was absolute.
Opposites do attract and Isaac and
Hannah are proof of that. Single people take note, if Isaac can get married, there is hope for you too.
You see in all the ways they are opposite, the one way they are the same, and the one that matters, is in their deep love for Christ.
I am going to do the obligatory 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 wedding reading, but with a twist.
Isaac and Hannah are not…
patient and kind; they do envy and boast; they are arrogant and rude. They insist on their own way; they are irritable and resentful; they rejoice at wrongdoing, they do not rejoice with the truth. They do not bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things.
Isaac and Hannah you are not these things, but love is, and because of love, more specifically the love of Christ in you, you can love in this way. Whether your journey stays in Dubuque, take you to India or to the very fires of Mordor (which is nowhere near as hot as India, and I hear is much nicer) Christ has enabled you to love each other and other people in this way.
Isaac and Hannah I may not be the best man or even a good man, but I am a better man because of my friendship with you.