Only daughter walked the aisle this past Saturday – my ‘do it myself, my way’ girl.
Ever been to a wedding? Some are sedate and full of ritual, some are party start to finish. But all are a celebration of two people saying they want to live in commitment to each other. And so our Jesus has committed to all who know Him as Savior. Some day a wedding banquet like no other will take place – Pinterest doesn’t have anything on this celebration.
“For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, ‘Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ “ (Revelation 19:7-9 NIV)
That will be a time of joy like no other. And the celebration will never end, for that celebration will signal the end of our fallen world and usher in the eternity we have so long hoped for.
The Lamb came once to lay down His life. He will come again so our days will be eternal. The bride has made herself ready – in the simple act of saying yes to Jesus. Righteous acts will clothe us like a stunning wedding dress – not our righteousness, but Christ’s. For only through Him working through us are any of our acts without self-motivation.
Blessed are those invited – favored, honored, special preparations made for. The love that is ours now will be so overpowering in His presence we will feel immersed in it.
For now we commit to have and to hold. Through the good and the bad. Til death us part. It is a chance to try and live out a relationship the way Christ lives for us. We will flub it up over and over – and some will have the great pleasure of many anniversaries. But we never have to worry about our Jesus’ commitment to cherish from this day forward, for He knew us before we came to be and He waits to walk into a jillion sunsets with us.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:3 NIV)
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