The Lord has seen us

The Lord has seen us—2006 till now. And He will see us again, even as Adi leaves for Norway next Monday (10 August) and as both of us wait for me to join him.

At times like this, I love to recollect what we shared on our wedding day:

Adi: Hanya karena kasih karunia Allah, kami bisa berdiri di sini hari ini.
Grace (translates to English): It is only because of God’s grace, that we can stand here today.

Adi: Melihat ke belakang, ketika masih single, ideal-ideal yang saya taruh pada diri saya sendiri, kadang-kadang membuat saya berpikir adalah lebih baik bagi saya untuk tidak menikah.
Grace: Looking back, when I (Adi) was still single, my ideals which I put on myself, would sometimes make me think that it would be better for me not to marry.

Adi: Akan tetapi, dalam providensia-Nya, Tuhan mempertemukan saya dengan Grace.
Grace: In His providence, however, God has brought us together.

Adi: Persahabatan kami bertumbuh, seiring dengan kami melihat melalui satu sama lain penerimaan Tuhan atas diri kami masing-masing.
Grace: Our friendship grew, as we saw through each other God’s acceptance of ourselves.

Adi: Sebagaimana dua orang dapat menjadi lebih dekat melalui persamaan-persamaan mereka, dua orang yang sama juga dapat menjadi renggang karenanya.
Grace: Just as two persons become closer through their similarities, the same two persons can also become further apart because of these.

Adi: Begitu juga, dua orang bisa kesulitan menjadi dekat karena perbedaan-perbedaan mereka, namun mereka juga bisa saling melengkapi melaluinya.
Grace: Likewise, two persons can find it difficult to be close because of their differences, but they can also complement each other through these.

Adi: Melalui persamaan-persamaan dan perbedaan-perbedaan ini, Tuhan telah menopang kami.
Grace: Through all these similarities and differences, the Lord has seen us.

Adi: Dan Ia telah memakai setiap kalian, sebagai alat-Nya untuk membentuk hidup kami.
Grace: And He has used each of you, as His instruments in shaping our lives.

Adi: Untuk itu, kami berterima kasih.
Grace: For that, we thank you.

Adi: Kami sadar, bahwa kami tidak mampu berdiri, sendirian.
Grace: We realise, we will never be able to stand, left to ourselves.

Adi: Karena itu, ijinkanlah kami untuk tetap memohon dukungan, dorongan dan doa kalian. Terima kasih.
Grace: Therefore, may we ask for your continual support, encouragements and prayers. Thank you.


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