One of my great concerns about the weddings of christian believers is that they are not radical enough. Ok, there are not the excesses of the world. But very often, I wonder if they are only cleaned-up versions of the world.
One particular way in which I feel we can show a glorious positive Christian distinctive is in respect of “toasting”. The toasting phenomenon is, no doubt, just a historically derived contrivance whereby we wish good things for the couple and whoever else we raise our glasses to. But surely as Christians who believe in the living Lord God we have something better that we can do. We can….. pray!
So if you are getting married or involved in arranging a wedding why not think outside the box and be radical? And why not ditch toasts altogether and get someone to pray for the couple for God’s blessing upon them and upon all involved in the wedding in whatever capacity. Surely this would be pleasing to the Lord.