Expressing Your Love – vol. 7
This is one of my favorite readings of all time. In the present moment of a wedding day, when there are so many logistics and emotions, this blessing reminds a couple that they are entering into a marriage. One that will last many years. One that will have joys and sorrows. And the image of hands that are always there to hold yours through thick and thin is just a beautiful, tangible thing.
These are the hands of your partner, young and strong and full of love, holding your hands as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will hold you and comfort you in grief and uncertainty.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and joy.
These are the hands that will hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength.
And these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
A Blessing of Hands
By: Rev. Daniel Harris