In our modern society many people have lost the concept of a covenant.
We are inundated with contracts and agreements that carry loopholes.
Many of us have become accustom to these modern terms of business
forgetting that marriage is not a contract, but rather a covenant.
word “covenant” is an old Hebrew word which means, “to
cut”. In antiquity past, those who desired to enter an agreement
that would last the entirety of their lives (and their children
as well) would sacrifice an animal and divide it into two pieces.
They would then pass between the pieces together and walk in a figure
8 pattern (turned sideways you will see that this an infinity sign).
The two parties would then say, “As long as these two pieces
of flesh do not grow back together, so shall the terms of this covenant
will be binding on us and our children.” We find that God
Himself participated in such a covenant with Abraham. God appears
at night as a smoking pot and a flame and He passes between the
two pieces of flesh. This becomes what was known as the “Old
Covenant”…we call it “The Old Testament.”
God once again participates in a covenant but this time the terms
are different (enhanced with better promises) and the sacrifice
is His own son. We call this covenant “The New Testament.”
As you can see, God is a God of covenants.
these practices have all but faded away, the word covenant still
echoes from the past to the present. It goes without saying that
you have heard such expressions as, “cut a deal”, “cut
an agreement”, or even “cut a contract”. These
are all referring to the ancient practice of a covenant.
you would expect, a modern covenant wedding does not sacrifice animals
and walk between them, but rather emphasizes the terms of the covenant
(being life long), brings attention to the fact that this is how
God sees it, and in turn asks for His blessing. Thus the term we
use “A Blessed Wedding.”
this time you are probably asking yourself, “So how would
this ceremony precede?” The terms of a covenant can be incorporated
into any ceremony. It includes a prayer of blessing by the minister
and an explanation of the covenant. Click
here for an example of a covenant wedding. It can be both formal
and informal — in a traditional setting or on the beach of
Galveston or anywhere else…even your own home. And, traditions
such as a unity candles, the rose, the sand, and communion can remain
covenant underscores the sanctity of the marriage as well as its
longevity. I have never performed a covenant wedding without everyone
feeling touched and finding the ceremony refreshing and welcome.
It’s not uncommon for people to say that it is by far the
most beautiful vows ever spoken.
me and we can discuss a “covenant wedding” for you as
well. Please keep in mind that I do not require your wedding to
use these terms. Your wedding should always be as you desire. I
simply suggest the covent vows to you for “A Blessed Wedding.”
information, call: 832-859-2127