Will it last? I can’t help it. My mind just works this way. The entire planet is celebrating. So many people are caught up in the excitement of William & Kate that it is setting web traffic records. Everyone is talking about it. Seven out of ten Twitter Trending Topics are about it. Even the safe haven of sports radio has been invaded. And yet so many people SAY they don’t care, but guess what? Shakira’s hips don’t lie and neither do statistics. People do care. People are enamored with what is being touted the “Wedding of the Century.” And it’s not just the ladies. Dudes are even talking about it.
What is it about marriage that captivates people? Is it just the pomp and fanfare, or could it actually be that that there is a deep-seated hope for unwavering and unconditional commitment to love for a lifetime? Is that what we truly long for? To be accepted and cherished, when deep down we know we don’t deserve it? In a culture where one of every two marriages will end in divorce, do our souls still yearn for a vow… a pledge… a promise?
Secularists say that marriage is just something made up by religion, but you don’t see people going crazy about the “Civil Union of the Century”. Could it be that the God of the Bible has actually written these hopes and desires onto the heart of every man and woman? That he really did institute this sacred relationship between husband and wife to reflect an even greater reality? That husbands love and serve and cherish their wives and sacrifice for her as Christ did for the Church? And that wives respect and honor and submit to their husbands as the Church does to Christ?
Romans 5:8 sums it up so well: But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
So I am encouraged by all of the commotion or hullabaloo, as our friends across the pond might say, because to me it looks like one more piece of evidence on top of the mountain that already exists, pointing to the God of the universe and His never ending pursuit to draw us to Himself.
Why are you so obsessed with the Royal Wedding?