Let me begin by telling you, I do not agree with their decision, but also feel there should be the opportunity for a legal union between consenting adults. As she and I talked it over, we thought of the end of life decisions, medical decisions, health benefits, child rearing decisions, to name a few which in the past same sex couples had no protection or provision for. Yes, I think marriage is reserved for couples of opposite gender and Holy Matrimony should be reserved for the same, but I also recognize the need for fairness in the law. I expect to be lamblasted, so fire away!
The Word instructs us to LOVE the sinner--not the sin. I ask myself how would Jesus have reacted to meeting a gay couple? He would have loved them--as He loved all sinners. But the purpose of this post is not to weigh in pro or con.
There are two points I desire to share
God is ALL powerful---this did not happen without His permission. Why? Are we headed down the slippery slope to destruction? I do not know why He allowed this to happen. I do know He could have stopped it if He wanted. I never for one minute think God is not in control.
The light shines the brightest when it is the darkest. Perhaps this is the opportunity for the church to be the bright light--the beacon of hope--in the deep dark our nation has become. Perhaps God is using this to wake us up and remind us of who He has called us to be. Salt and Light--to a dying and lost world. A beacon of light in a dark world.
I hesitated to open this can of worms---I have read and heard much from both sides that seem to go nowhere in settling the question. I will never argue anyone into changing their position. I can be the salt and the light--and my actions and how I react to this crisis are being watched by all.
GOD is in control--now what does He expect of us?
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.