On July 9, 2011 our son Michael wed Marja and we gained a daughter. What joy! Some of the guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they ever attended, and I’d have to agree. But then, I’m prejudiced!
The wedding held at the Newcastle Wedding Gardens, was right on schedule at 5:30 pm. It was a bit warm but at least it wasn’t in the 100’s. I’m trying to make it a habit to remember that each day is the day the Lord has made, and to rejoice and be glad in it, no matter the weather. A gray and white dappled horse clippity clopped around a building pulling a white carriage with a man wearing a black top hat, and Marja and her grandpa inside. What a precious sight as they came round the bend. It was a fairy tale wedding.
My son craned his neck to see his bride past the foliage. I’ve never seen him so happy. I spotted him wiping a tear as she came into full view. And what a vision she was in her ivory gown! The Christian service was sweet and special, and after they sealed the ceremony with a kiss, Michael helped her back into the carriage.
I could not have imagined a more precious day for my son and his bride. The food was delicious, the cake, and me, well, I danced the night away! It was a party, a celebration of two lives united to become one flesh joined by God.
But there is a wedding far more precious. We who are in Christ are his bride and to prepare ourselves for His coming when He becomes our Husband. That day will far outshine any wedding here on earth...
Rev 19:6 And I heard as the sound of a great multitude, and as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of strong thunders, saying, Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigns!
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself.
Rev 19:8 And 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.
Rev 19:9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are the true sayings of God.
Lord, help us diligently prepare for that wonderful day when we meet you as our Bridegroom; that we adorn ourselves as your bride for the great marriage supper of the Lamb. Oh glorious day! Thank you, in Jesus name. Amen.