Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Vows 

for a Rededication Ceremony

These were composed for a couple where

BOTH Husband & Wife were preachers & Church Planters.

The Couple's names were James & Alvie - Living in the state of Georgia

 

James to Alvie

Alvie, 

I just have to tell you this. You were my Sweetheart then and you will always be the best Sweetheart a man could ever have. I am blessed of God beyond measure, for it is HE who brought us together.

Psalm 37:4 says: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart.

Some never find a woman like you Alvie. He gave me the desire of my heart, even in my youth.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw you. You were so pretty and the look in your eyes brought such joy to my heart. I knew you were the one for me Alvie.

Your kisses still make me feel warm inside Honey…even after 50 years together!

We grew up together and grew in The LORD together. You have been the most wonderful helpmate for me.

Being married to you has also been fun Alvie. We’ve shared so much together. I have loved seeing so much of God’s beauty with you & our walks together. I love holding your hand Alvie. You have been a wonderful mother to our children as well.

When God called us… I was sure He did… but it was YOU Alvie, who encouraged me every step of the way. You believed in me and the spiritual gifts that God gave me. When we prayed together, I felt like I could do anything. It wasn’t just our bodies that were joined in marriage, it was our spirits as well.

It was your love and God’s that gave me joy and strength to do His work. Your music lifted my spirit so many times …and always at just the RIGHT time. Each time we’d start a new church, you were right there helping me and helping others.

God has been so good to me….even in difficult times. But I couldn’t have made it without YOU…God KNEW how much I needed your love.

You are even more beautiful to me now, than you were then. The beauty inside of you means more to me than I could ever tell you.

You have helped shape the man I am today.

I love you Alvie and I have known Our Lord better THROUGH you.

 

Alvie to James

Dearest James…

There are no human words that can tell you what this day means to me.

But after all these years, God still leads us…and so I pray these words will express the love He has shown me, through you.

I thought when God brought us together over 50 years ago that my dreams had come true...and they had. I never thought MORE than the dreams in a young girl’s heart would be given to me. I was wrong…you have given me a life I NEVER could have dreamed of.

You have loved me with tenderness, affection, patience, generosity and such closeness that I could always see the face of God in you.

You bought me my first beautiful dress. I can still remember the way I felt when I put it on and the way you looked at me when I wore it. I think your smile was even more wonderful than the dress. I’ll never forget our first home together and the beautiful things you bought for it.

I felt such joy in sharing it all with you. And Honey, your touch is just as special today as it was then. After our wonderful children came, you were still as loving as always and even more so. You have been a godly leader in our home and in our lives together… by your actions.

It wasn’t long before God asked us to give to others the blessings He had given to us.

When God called, we had the privilege of answering Him …together.

Even when we had to leave our families to travel far from home, I knew it would be ok because anywhere with YOU James, was home to me and still is today.

Phillipians 4:13 says: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

As we stepped out to speak the Word of God, you were my best listener. Your love and the power of the Spirit spurred me on to be the best woman I could become.
We have had storms & sorrows along the way for sure. We have been through the fires of testing by God. But if we hadn’t had the trials and seen how miraculously God brought us through each and every time, how would our love and doing His work together have stood the test of time and faithfulness.

My love, if I had my life to do over, I wouldn’t change a thing…and I could never praise The Lord enough for sending you to me. You were and are the greatest gift in life I could ever receive aside from the love and salvation of God. I pray that when the Eastern skies brings the return of Yeshua…you and I may hold hands as we enter His kingdom...together ...as we have always been.

I love you James and I always will.

 

 

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