During the It’s Time Pretoria gathering Angus Buchan told the crowd there was a lady somewhere among us who was supposed to get married that day but had assured him she would be at the event — in her wedding dress.
Like many others, I am sure, I looked around the vast field to see if she had indeed shown up — but I couldn’t see her — and until today, when I saw the video clip below on the It’s Time Pretoria 2018 Testimonies Facebook page, I wondered whether she had carried through with her promise to attend.
Well done Amanda! Congratulations and blessings to you and your husband.
Sharing about his communication with the bride-to-be before the event, Buchan said: “I don’t know where you are my sweetheart. But I want to tell you that when you wrote me that email you made me cry…and Jesus was crying in heaven.
“She said:’Uncle Angus I’m dressing in my bridal gown to come’.
“I said: ‘You are going to get dirty.’
“She said: ‘I don’t care; I am coming as the Bride of Christ with my bridegroom and my family.’ ”
As puffs of red dust were raised by the breeze that brought the crowd some relief from the heat, Buchan honoured her commitment to prioritise the national prayer day on such an important day in her life.
And sensitive to the risk she was taking to be there, he added wryly: “Amanda, if I’m very late I will marry you up here.”