Last Saturday, we held the annual Sweetheart’s Dinner at Sam’s Place in Novato. This year was back to its typical format. Last year due to Valentines’ Day landing on a Sunday, we made the dinner into a church-wide, family event, following the Morning Worship Service. This year’s focus was again specific to couples, and marriage.
After a nice meal, we reflected for a few moments on 1 Thessalonians 5:11. That passage is a general admonition to all believers to look to encourage and build one another up. We thought about how that is lived out in our marriages, growing together as one to walk with the Lord. After the devotion, several people shared different ways their spouses had encouraged and built them up over the years. It was a mutually encouraging and edifying time all around.