I Saw A Young Man Weeping

I saw a young man weeping.

It was a time when expectations and plans and dreams were all fulfilled at once.

So they were tears of gladness, happiness, and joy.

The tears came as he watched his bride-to-be come down the aisle toward him, and as her heart was bursting with love for him, so was his heart for her.

And he started weeping.  Never doubt it:  Real men DO cry.

As they joined hands, the tears were replaced with smiles, and their lives were joined together before God and family.

I’ve known him all his life.  He’s smart, talented, hard-working, considerate of others, and, I have no doubt, a good husband and a good father.

Nor did he weep alone:  His mother wept, his brothers and sister wept, his grandfather wept, all for joy and happiness.

Adam said “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman for she was taken out of man.  That is why a man leaves his father and mother, and is united to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”  Genesis 1:23-24

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.   –Ephesians 5


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