Tom Anderst
July 16, 2017
Tom Anderst
Senior Pastor

Reference

Matthew 25:1-13

Matthew 25:1-13

We are in the wedding season. Late Spring and Summer seem to be the busiest times for weddings. Some of you may have already attended or participated in a wedding this year. Some of you look forward to weddings later this summer. Many of you who are or were married remember your wedding day.

A lot of factors can contribute to memories on wedding days. People, the weather, the ceremony or some moment can stick with us for years to come. I remember doing something on our wedding day that led to quite the memory. The groomsmen all stayed at our place the night before the wedding. The next day, the ceremony was scheduled to start at 1 PM. So we decided it would be early enough to leave for the wedding at 12:30. We arrived at 12:50. The pastor was furious with how late we were. We received a message from him – “Get your butts downstairs to get your flowers on.” Lori and her bridesmaids had been at the church for nearly an hour preparing. And we barely arrived on time. So with that scolding ringing in our ears we went out to start the ceremony.