February 18, 2018
The One Day That’s Hers
In colorful garments she is led to the king. (Psalm 45:14, CSB)
Friend to Friend
Rarely do I see more beauty on the face of a woman than on the day of her wedding. She’s the belle of the ball and she knows it. Her eyes twinkle as she walks down the aisle toward her groom and her smile speaks to the confidence she feels.
And she’s J Lo on the dance floor. Unhindered. Exuberant in celebration of her big day.
Brides are often consumed with the details of wedding planning. They reach out to best friends, family, co-workers and loved ones. They invite others to share in the big day.
There are showers and parties and cake-tastings.
There are presents to buy and dresses to try on, menus to peruse, and tuxes to rent.
Brides know their wedding day is special. They know this is their day for the spotlight. Their day to shine. A bride laughs, smiles, glows with love…
… and she dances! She celebrates this one day that is HER day!
Royal weddings don’t happen every day. They’re special, grand occasions full of fancy, opulent indulgences that dance elegantly in the dreams of little girls.
All the feels are happening here! Psalm 45 invites us to an extravagant wedding.
(v13) The bride is beautiful within, filled with light, love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, goodness and self-control. Darkness, hatred and evil have no place in her…
No matter our earthly experiences with grooms, we, the church, are the Bride of Christ. And He is the perfect gentleman. Royal by all accounts. King of kings! But more down to earth and intimate as the closest of earthly friends.
Stand tall, royal Bride.
Your groom adores you, cherishes your love and sees you as beautiful.
My Heavenly King, My Love,
You are the embodiment of excellence, splendor, majesty, truth, humility and justice… surely worthy of all praise! Thank You for seeing me as Your beautiful, cherished bride. Please lead my heart to a fresh place of loyalty and royalty today as I celebrate the blessings found in Your eternal love.
In Jesus’ Name,
Now It’s Your Turn
Read Psalm 45. How does this stir you toward preparation of Christ’s return?
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Originally published Monday, 18 February 2019.