I went to the most beautiful wedding today.
It was gorgeous- I wish you could see pictures and I'll post more later. There were flowers, open windows with gorgeous glass and greenery, an elegant chapel, bridesmaids and groomsmen looking their Christmas best- and then a stunning bride and groom.
The wedding was perfectly planned and thought out. Dances were rehearsed, dress rehearsal was performed, hair and makeup done early in the morning..
So that everything could be in the place for the big day: when Hunter would marry Kaitlyn and they would be set apart as husband and wife forever.
It was a joyful event full of laughter, tears of joy, friendships and family. This union was long awaited for.
Isaiah 62:5 says "For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
Like this wedding, there's another wedding that's coming quite soon.
I know the groom and he is preparing to come for His bride.
This groom is no ordinary man. He is a King himself, royal, majestic, just, and righteous. He comes for only the purest brides who are willing to serve Him with a loving heart- brides to whom He has fallen in love with and she Him with as well.
This bride will be clothed in white- with a robe of righteousness that has been made pure and holy by the blood of the prince. The bride will be no ordinary human but one of grace, one of justice, one who loves his neighbor, one who has love written all over her. The bride will have prepared for the wedding by cleansing herself properly from injustice, from unsure thoughts, lust, secular desires. Instead grace will be manifested from her lips. She will be beautiful awaiting the coming of her King- He will be her only desire.
She will say her vows that she has studied and memorized- not because of duty- but out of the love in her heart. Together on that day He shall come in the clouds and every eye shall see Him. He will come for His beloved. What a glorious day that shall be when we shall be united with the lover of our hearts and souls.
Matthew 25 talks to us about the ten virgins and the five who were ready for Jesus' coming. My question for you today is Are you ready for the wedding?
Our time here is short. The music is sounding. Our Savior- the hope of nations is coming. Are you ready? I pray we'll both be ready for that day.