It seems to be a little girl’s dream, believing someday a royal prince will come riding on a white horse to whisk her off to the mansion. And then somehow the fairy-tale becomes a hard-to-believe-true-tale when we come to know Jesus.
This is the exciting season of weddings and proms. Salons are crowded with young ladies preparing to meet their beau or bridegroom. The wedding couple has been planning with anticipation.
Ever notice how engaged people are absolutely obsessed with preparation? The right dress, hair, nails, make up, weight, jewelry, flowers. Everything has to be perfect. Why? So the guy will actually marry her? No, he has already prepared and committed and is waiting for the sacred moment.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could be as obsessed with preparing to meet our holy Bridegroom?
If we could look into the eyes of the Savior we will see a reflection of a pure Bride – us.
He’s waiting, but the Bride is not yet at the altar. He’s patiently waiting for the Body of Christ to get ready so He can come for her.
It’s not a mysterious riddle stuffed into a secret passage. It would take a book, oh it did, not a blog piece, and it’s right there beginning in Genesis with the first Adam’s marriage to the amazing white-horse ending in Revelation and the marriage of the Lamb.
You have captured His heart and He claims you as His beloved.
How could God express His love any better than using the beautiful imagery of a man and a woman who court, become betrothed, marry and consummate the covenant?
Are we living ready? We can – with hearts pure, washed by the water of the Word, clothed in Him, wearing the grace of a holy raiment.
Don’t leave Him waiting at the altar.
I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, for He has clothed me with garments of salvation. He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland and as a bride adorns herself with jewels. Isaiah 61:10