In early 2010 I joined the celebration of this sweet wedding on the beach in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was such a poignant picture of the Holy Spirit showing up to bless this union between two imperfect people brought together by God’s grace. They were ministers at a local congregation. I added the dove and blurred the periphery to illustrate the focused presence of God that day. Several days later I surprised them with a framed photo. To this day I can’t recall their names, but the memory remains indelible.
He takes the bitter and makes it sweet.
He takes the broken and makes complete.
He takes the tears running down our face;
He makes them joy by amazing grace.
Trade in your doubts and tattered seams;
He will redeem them with brand new dreams!
Authored 2010; edited 6/28/2016