14th November 2021

Wedding Readings for Grandparents: Colossians 3:12-17

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Welcome back to our Sunday segment, Wedding Readings Ideas. Here we source and share some of our favourite texts perfect for weddings. This week we are focusing on wedding readings for grandparents. We try and include a variety of ideas so that there is a reading suggestion for every kind of speech at every kind of wedding!

If you are looking for a reading suggestion for a specific event, please feel free to leave us a comment so we can help you source one.

The Reading

This week’s reading is from the Bible, Colossians 3:12-17.

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Why We love It

This is one of our favourite wedding readings for grandparents to read because it tackles forgiveness, longevity, and thankfulness. This Bible verse encourages the listener to be virtuous and to thrive in love through their own virtue. A perfect reading for a religious couple, this verse contextualises how faith can be a cornerstone of a successful marriage. We love this reading for grandparents because it will sound best coming from a respected figure in the couple’s life. It also speaks to lived experience so is more appropriate for an older reader.

If you like this reading, keep your eyes peeled next Sunday and every Sunday from here on out for more wedding readings for grandparents, couples, parents and more.