On Saturday I had the honor of witnessing a piece of God’s Kingdom. Stacy & Michael (“Bama”) were residents of Tent City that I met sometime last year. When I was introduced to them they said they were each other’s husband/wife. No problem..
Some nine months later a lot has passed. Tent City, where they lived, was wiped out by river waters in the Nashville Flood. The city called the area condemned, which was predictable. They wanted the residents out anyways & it’s easier to keep them out then to run them off.
Many of the residents got a shake of good fortune when FEMA or Metro awarded monies to some residents based on a ‘dwelling’ and many got themselves into entry level housing.
Stacey & Bama recently moved into a new apartment & somewhere in the midst decided to get married. Wow! shocker for me.
They had their wedding service on the grounds in front of the Tent City site. Jeannie who officiated poignantly expressed that it was a place of life, death, beauty & hardship.. it was.. is.. This moment was total beauty. You had a grand mix of our cultures social strata watching on as God shine over these two. It was just fabulous.
You can view my photos from their wedding.. You might even be able to see it on television some time in the future.