We have such a beautiful wedding to share with you today!
Jennifer & Jarrod have a special place in our hearts at Rosemary Ridge. From the moment we met these two we knew God had made them for each other. They have a love in their eyes that is undeniable… and contagious we might add! Jarrod & Jennifer believe in marriage and the gift it is from our Heavenly Father.
To God, marriage is a symbol of a unity that is intrinsic to his creation. From the Bible we find that people were designed with marriage in mind, so that it is part of our nature. But reaching further, it is also a relationship that may be abstracted and is echoed in the one we are called to develop with Jesus
Marriage is founded on a Promise. This concept of marriage has its foundations in God’s nation of ancient Israel. It was then that he outlined the promises that defined it. They were chosen as his special people, and he wanted them to be joined together with him. Speaking of Israel,
Isaiah 54:4: Don’t be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood shall you remember no more. 5 For your Maker is your husband; Yahweh of Hosts is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Though they often left and were seduced by others, the mercy and patience of God is shown in how he always insisted that the promise would yet be fulfilled and that his chosen people would one day choose to be part of him.
Hosea 2:18: In that day I will make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, And with the birds of the sky, And with the creeping things of the ground. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, And will make them lie down safely.
19 I will betroth you to me forever. Yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, in justice, in loving kindness, and in compassion.
Through Jesus, this offer is opened to everyone, and so God has proposed that we can be part of him.
Jarrod & Jennifer, your wedding day was not only stunning to our eyes, but also precious to our hearts. Thank you for allowing us the honor to serve you and witness your covenant to each other. May God continue to bless you and your family!
All our love,
Ryan & Shelbey Rogers, Rosemary Ridge Owners