Here Comes the Bride
I save all my back issues of the magazine Victoria. I love to pull out one for each season and reread articles. I was recently glancing through the 2011, September/October issue. With my older son getting married in November, my mind catches anything on weddings.
I began to read an article about the making of a royal wedding gown. It was Catherine Middleton’s royal wedding gown. It is hard it believe it was that long ago that Kate and William were married. I remember getting up at 4:30 am to watch the famous wedding make history.
In this article, they describe every detail of the making of her wedding gown. The skilled embroiderers of the Royal School of Needlework created the lace for the train, skirt, bodice, sleeves, veil, and shoes for Kate’s wedding dress. Individual motifs were hand cut from lace. The stitching team washed their hands every twenty minutes to keep the lace pristine, and the needles they used were changed every three hours. What an amazing job for the bride, and she did shine on that wedding day.
But as royal and exciting as this wedding was, I am thinking of this Scripture:
I will greatly rejoice in The Lord; my soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)
Because of what Christ has done on the cross for me, I am clothed in righteousness and salvation. I am a part of the bride of Christ.
“You also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God by Christ Jesus.” (1 Peter 2:5)
And from Jesus Christ Who is the faithful witness and the first begotten from the dead, the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. (Revelation 1:5)
My garments have been washed in the blood of the Lamb. I am decked in His righteousness. Stitched in His salvation; in His love. The wedding is going to be a glorious event. I am headed to the marriage feast of the Lamb.
Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints. And He said unto me, Write, Blessed are those who are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He said unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (Revelation 19:7-9)
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