THE SACRED VOWS
Reading on Sacred Vows for Dana and Alex’s Wedding
During the wedding in Cana, Jesus performed his first miracle when he became aware that the hosts had run out of wine for their guests. Jewish weddings could last a week and running out of wine could be a disgrace for the bridegroom since it was his responsibility to have plenty. So, Jesus transformed the water for washing, held in earthen jars, into wine. More than enough; and, actually the very best wine, for all of the guests.
What was the significance of this miracle?
One interpretation is that it was a manifest expression of the renewed Covenant with God through Christ. Perhaps the transformation of tasteless water into precious wine also served as a metaphor for raising one’s consciousness. In other words, change your thinking, change your life.
Dana and Alex, the sacred vows you are going to speak today are more than just words. When you speak a sacred vow out loud your voices project your promises into the deepest reaches of the universe. Universal Intelligence and Divine Creativity engage with you to support your pure intentions.
A vow is both a tool in order to facilitate transformation within yourself as well as an expression of Will. A sacred vow, once spoken, becomes a part of your existence forevermore.
When you make a promise, a subtle yet powerful shift takes place in your soul where your intentions are stored. Thus, to make an oath is to communicate to the universe and to your deeper self your commitment to the principles most important to you.
Your view of the world around you may change, and your predominant thoughts and feelings will no doubt evolve with time, but the Spirit in which your oaths are spoken today will remain unaffected.
It is up to you to determine how you will stay true to your vows while your inner-and outer-world existence is transformed. Your strength and character will inevitably be tested as circumstances may make keeping promises increasingly challenging, but after you have shown yourself steadfast many times, your appreciation of the sanctity of your vows will become securely consecrated in your mind and soul, forever.