Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:3 (NIV)
According to the Canada.ca website, “French Canadians are the descendants of French settlers and include: Acadians, Quebecers and people in smaller French-speaking communities across Canada. The Acadians are descendants of French colonists who settled 400 years ago in what is now the Atlantic Region. Québécois live in Quebec. Most are French-speaking descendants of French settlers from the 17th and 18th centuries who brought many French traditions with them. Québécois have a unique identity, culture and language. In 2006, the Canadian Parliament recognized the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada.
I love weddings. Two people are in love and publicly confess that love. Committing to a lifelong relationship is a huge blessing to both. A big part of this is that they now belong to each other, and together will build memories and a family. No wonder God compares a godly marriage to our relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ. King David would speak to this as well in Psalm 100:3: “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” What an incredible truth here – we are created by a loving God and we are His people. We belong to Him. Like a shepherd who cares for his sheep, our God cares for us. In a world that says we are a product of chance, the Bible says that we are planned, created, loved, and cared for. It makes all the difference in the world knowing that we have inestimable value. God’s love for us never wavers – it was because He loves and values us that He sent Jesus to redeem us. You are loved.
These have been words from the heart.