When Christ is All We See in Our Marriage

My kids recently came across our wedding video. Yes, you read that right, video. In fact, I had to explain to them what a VHS is. We then dug out our old VCR and showed them our wedding ceremony. As I watched my barely-adult-self stand before friends and family and commit the rest of my life to my husband, I heard the sounds of singing as the audience stood and sang the old hymn “Be Thou My Vision.”

Nowadays, weddings are so short, hymns or songs are rarely included in a wedding ceremony anymore. But for us, this hymn is one that defines and explains how our marriage has stood the test of time all these years later: Christ as our vision. “Be Thou My Vision” is a beautiful hymn, describing Christ as our everything, our complete delight, our treasure and our very heart. What does this have to do with marriage and why did we sing it at our wedding?

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3 Comments on When Christ is All We See in Our Marriage

  1. Laurie
    November 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm (5 months ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing this. We sang that hymn at my wedding, also (only four years ago!) and I needed that reminder.

  2. Mom
    November 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm (5 months ago)

    What an excellent post…something we can all take to heart. We so need to concentrate on the positive. In dealing with our spouses and with our children we tend to forget we are not perfect either. We want to be, but we are only so, in Christ. Thanks Christina. So good that I have to share, I have copied this for my Bible study class.

  3. steveandchrista
    November 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm (5 months ago)

    I LOVE that hymn! And what a beautiful tie-in to marriage. We sang “Great is Thy Faithfulness” at our wedding. My Dad encouraged us to have a song at our wedding, and I’m glad he did.


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