Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Everlasting Bride

Weddings are such special occasions where two families joining through the love and devotion of two people.

Everyone usually wears their best clothes and the Bride wears the most beautiful of all.

At the wedding we attended last week, the Bride was gorgeous in her long white dress and veil.  The  Groom was handsome as he lovingly stroked a tear off her cheek as she spoke her vows to him.  The Best Man was a dashing lad and the Maid of Honor beautiful as she smiled cheek to cheek throughout the entire ceremony. The Preacher stood in front of them all with a smile of joy on his face. I think this was the best looking wedding party I have ever seen.

I am not biased just because the Preacher was my husband and the Groom my son.  Nor was I biased because the Best Man was my eight-year-old grandson and the Maid of Honor my seven-year-old granddaughter.

Well, maybe a little.  And yes, I cried through the entire ceremony.

I think everyone loves to see a beautiful bride in her sparkling white dress.  Most brides love to wear their dresses and hate to take it off.  I know I did.

There will come a time for all of us who have put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus to be dressed as a bride.  One day we will wear the sparkling white robe of Christ's righteousness, given to us through His death and resurrection and our faith and trust in Him, and Him alone.

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him; 
for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.  To her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, 
clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints." (Revelation 19:7,8.)

This fine linen we will wear will be one we will never remove, for it was not made of our own hands, nor of our own works, nor of the hands of others.  It was purchased on the cross of Calvary and freely given to us.  

"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; 
that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."  
(I Corinthians 5:21.)

We will be His Bride for ever and ever and our joys with Him will be boundless.

As a Bride and Groom look forward to the joy of their wedding day, and their new life together, let us also look forward the the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.  Let us remember each day that our most glorious, wonderful and beautiful days are yet ahead of us.

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