We spend a lot of time worrying about moments to come or sometimes stewing over those in the past. It's easy to miss what's happening right now if we're living in the past or fretting about the future.
The best advice I had throughout the wedding was from Jennifer, our wedding planner. "Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment." I was very glad for that common sense reminder several times. I would have missed the joy of the wedding ceremony if I was focused on the reception. The fun of the reception would have paled if all I could think about was packing up to head home the next day. You might say the wedding was a special occasion, so of course you were focused on the ceremony, and all the fun. True. It's easier in that circumstance. But, how much joy is missed on regular days because the future or the past takes up the present moment? Life itself is a pretty special occasion, don't you think?
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it's here a little while, then it's gone. James 4:14 NLT
Rather than messing around with the past or with what's to come, the invitation is to enjoy today. Jesus got right to the heart of our worries in Matthew 6.
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? vs 27
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?" vs 30
Here's the bottom line. Don't miss a moment of the present. Whether it's a tough day or an easy one, meet it with confidence in the One who made it. "This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 NLT.
I'm grateful for Jess Legaspi, our photographer for capturing some beautiful moments over the weekend. She has a very special gift. I can't wait to see the weekend through her camera lens. If you want to peek at some of the wedding photos, please visit her blog.