Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Anxiously awaiting

I have been playing a little catch up with work and life this week after a great weekend celebrating my brother's marriage. My new sister in law is such a joy and I am so happy for them.
During their wedding preparations and the big day I couldn't stop thinking about our marriage to the Lamb and the wedding feast that we will all celebrate together someday.
My brother was pretty calm as the days up to the wedding came. He was excited but stayed busy with the preparation and details. As the big day got closer, his excitement and anxiety increased. During the day before the ceremony, he paced and waited and waited and paced. He was so ready to just get married and start his new life with his bride.
Standing at the altar watching my brother's myriad of emotions this past weekend brought home how Christ is waiting in anxious anticipation of His father's words- "Go get her Son!" As His bride, I can imagine Him pacing through heaven anxiously awaiting the moment He gets to come bring me to Himself. What a joyous moment! I can't even really imagine what it will be like but I can't wait either!

Revelation 19:6-9 NIV

"Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)

Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' " And he added, "These are the true words of God."