Matthew 19:6

"So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." (NIV)


This is one of my favorite pictures of my wife, Norma, and me.  We were in Grand Teton National Park, one of the many beautiful sights of God's great creation that we were seeing for the first time on our honeymoon..


During the wedding ceremony, the minister usually says, "What God has joined together, let no man separate"'  We believed that, and we still do.  We truly believe that God brought the two of us together as husband and wife to be workers in His Kingdom, and we have done that in many ways, enjoying ourselves immensely.  There is no one I would rather be with, and Norma has said the same about me.  There is no place we would rather be than in the outdoors, experiencing God's presence in the beauty He created.  Drinking in the splendor of the outdoors draws us, beckons us, to Him, the creator.


A short story will illustrate our strong belief in Matthew 19:6.  We had been married about a year when we attended my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration.  The emcee asked if anyone else there expected to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.  Norma and I, at the same time, raised our hands and said, "We do."  That declaration was met with laughter, but we said, "We mean it."  Fifty-seven years later we still firmly believe in Matthew 19:6, "So they are no long two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

Norma and Me at Grand Teton NP