We mistake the wedding day for the finish line when it’s actually the starting block.


The finish line isn’t “I do.” The finish line is “death do us part.



#1- Keep pursuing each other.


Song of Songs 2:14 (NIV): “My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.”



#2- Fight for each other’s healing.


Song of Songs 2:15-17 (NIV): “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards,our vineyards that are in bloom. My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies. Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.”



#3- Bring your best.


Song of Songs 3:6-11 (NIV): “Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant? Look! It is Solomon’s carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel, all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night. King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon. Its posts he made of silver, its base of gold. Its seat was upholstered with purple, its interior inlaid with love. Daughters of Jerusalem, 11 come out, and look, you daughters of Zion. Look on King Solomon wearing a crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, the day his heart rejoiced.”

John 15:5 (NIV): “…apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:12 (NIV): “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”