Friday, July 20, 2012

A Bride Adorned For Her Husband

                                       


As many of you know, we had a wedding in our family last month. Three weeks ago tomorrow to be exact. And what a wonderful wedding it was! Our son David married his beautiful bride Amber. We have loved Amber for a long time but it was surely nice to have her officially become a part of our family!

 It's always a special time at any wedding when the music for the bride's entry starts and everyone rises and turns to see her walk down the aisle. The bride is always beautiful. In Revelation 21:2, John talks about how beautiful the new Jerusalem will be as he compares the holy city as being "prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." All brides want to look their best on their wedding day. I know I did. And as I said before, Amber was surely a beautiful bride...and was adorned in an exquisite wedding gown for her husband.

The day before the wedding, David put a new status on his Facebook page. It was so sweet that it just about made me cry. Here's what it said: "A little nervous, mostly excited. Can't wait to see my bride walking down the aisle. Makes me think about the rapture, and how it's going to feel when the Bride is caught up to meet the Groom."

There are so many places in the Bible where Christians...as a group...are called the Bride of Christ. Kyla Rowland wrote a song in the late '70's that is titled "A Wedding Invitation". I'd like to share some of the lyrics with you here:

 You're invited to a wedding, that will be held soon. We are the bride, Christ is the groom. 
With a crown to wear, and a long white robe, We'll walk down the aisle made of pure gold. 
What is your answer? How will you respond? The groom is asking the bride to come. 
And the supper will be in heaven, our new home above 
Here's a wedding invitation, He's sending with love.

 God has proposed. Is He still waiting to hear from you? Revelation 3:20 says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." How will you answer Him? If you are not part of the Bride of Christ right now, it's still not too late to accept His proposal. He may be knocking on your heart's door right now. If so, to say yes and accept Him as your Saviour will be the absolute best thing you've ever done! Then you can live eternally grateful for salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 May God bless you!

 Marilyn

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! I am looking forward to that time when we meet in the air and all sorry and tears are gone!! Thanks for this blog.
Martha Greer

Peggy W. said...

Great!

Thanks, Peggy

Yolanda said...

You opened my eyes as I've never thought of this wording before ... "God has proposed"

Yes, indeed!

Ouida said...

So beautiful, Marilyn and thanks. Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law. The pictures are beautiful.

Love y'all,

Ouida

KM Logan said...

Congratulations on your new family! Love this post, I'm going to a wedding this morning and can't wait to see the bride : )

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Weddings bring joy, hope, and promise to my heart. I'm so glad to see this picture and to think about the day when Christ returns to take us home. Until then, my anticipation only grows.

Blessings on the new couple!

peace~elaine