One Christmas my parents gave my daughter a children’s book called Fool Moon Rising by Kristi and T. Lively Fluharty. It’s an excellent book about pride that delivers a convicting punch to my heart every time I read it to my kids. The story centers on a foolish moon who believes he is “the greatest light.” So he brags and shows off and tells all the planets how great he is, until one day when he sees the sun and is shocked. This moment of clarity causes him to reconsider and he is humbled. From that point on he lives out the mission of pointing others to the sun and happily reflecting the sun’s light.
This little picture book is a great visual as we live out our lives, and it is especially poignant for a wedding. The moon is unique from the sun – they are not the same. But the moon’s mission is to reflect the light of the sun. It has no light of its own. In the same way, our mission is to reflect God’s glory and love to our world. A wedding is a perfect opportunity to do this. And as a couple thinks creatively about how God has made them unique they can remember those distinct gifts and desires were not given to bring glory to themselves, but rather to Him. There is so much freedom and joy in this!
I’m always on the lookout for creative ways in which couples have reflected God’s glory in their weddings. If you have any thoughts, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear from you!