Here in the Remnant Fellowship, God is consistently, faithfully, beautifully showing us the array of GIFTS that He has given to the Saints…and those gifts are on display in every age group and across geographical boundaries! We have the opportunity on this website – remnantnews.com – to share updates, happenings, perspective, and interesting tidbits of information about what is going on in the Remnant. Today, we are featuring an article written by one of our TEENAGERS – Maddie Kurtz. Maddie is the 16-year old daughter of John and Jean Kurtz, who have been members of this Church since 2001. And as you will read for yourself, she has quite the gift for expressing herself through writing. We ALL marvel at the Spirit-leading and beauty of our REMNANT WEDDINGS, and in this piece, Maddie shares her praises to God and observations of these grand events from the perspective of a teenager. May we all count our blessings for the gift of GETTING to be a part of such a wonderful, life-changing message and Church!
Ten Observations on Remnant Weddings from a 16-Year-Old
By Maddie Kurtz
I am no stranger to Weddings. One thing that always seems to bring about puzzled expressions among my peers at school is how often I state my endeavors over the weekend involve nuptials. Most kids my age have maybe been to one or two Weddings, mostly because a family member or someone was getting hitched. To make a rough “guesstimate,” I have attended about 70+ Weddings in my meager sixteen years on this planet. I guess that’s just another thing that makes us Remnant kids different. While most people find Weddings to be as rare as purple pandas and only see a marriage every once in a blue moon, we see them on practically a weekly basis. One of our more recent Weddings, that of Anthony Ruberto and Makenzie Hayden, followed in the thread of out-of-this-world, beautiful Remnant Covenant Weddings, and so after that Wedding I decided to make a list of ten amazing things about getting married in the Remnant…in order from little bits of awesomeness to life-changing, extraordinary miracles.
In conclusion, I may be just a teenager, but there really is something fantastic about how we celebrate a marriage. We value Weddings because in the Remnant, marriage is something beautiful. If God ever blesses me to let me have a Wedding, I’d hope to put Him first in every detail, just like all the ones before. Praise God for allowing us to witness such beautiful, holy covenant ceremonies!