Perhaps you have seen this picture. It has appeared on Facebook postings all the way to the Nightly News cast. A Private moment before a wedding made public and making an impact.
While there are many lessons we can learn from this simple story I would like you to think about one perhaps you missed. The private matters. I have no doubt the ceremony was planned to be recorded and photographed in many ways. Pictures would be posted on Facebook and Photographs hung on the wall in their home. But a PRIVATE moment is the one which was photographed that will never be forgotten. A quiet moment before the ceremony to pray together. And it is this private moment which is making news for all the RIGHT reasons.
Too often we think the public matters and it does, but few get into trouble in the public. Where trouble happens is in the private. The part no on else sees. And here is a private moment which might do more for the cause of Christ then many public moments.
Because the private was in order this couple has a powerful platform to talk about the public. They can talk about their marriage and why prayer was so important. They can speak out marriage and the military. They can speak on many different issues. Why? Because the private was in order.
Make no mistake the Private Matters. So what does your private life say about you??
Jesus Follower, Husband, Father, and Pastor and trying to keep those in the right order....