June is a month when many couples plan the ultimate wedding. Brides and bridegrooms eagerly await their big day. Preparations are made. Perfect outfits are selected. Guests are invited. Receptions are planned.
But the true ultimate wedding of all time is yet to come. On that day God will tell his son, Jesus, “Go get your bride” and all things will be made new.
Revelation 19:7-8 Amplified version puts it this way.
“Let us rejoice and shout for joy! Let us give Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb has come [at last] and His bride (the redeemed) has prepared herself. She has been permitted to dress in fine linen, dazzling white and clean—for the fine linen signifies the righteous acts of the saints [the ethical conduct, personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character of believers].”
The wedding of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, will come. He is the Bridegroom. Those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus as their Savior are his bride.
The bride’s gown will be spotless because the Bridegroom has personally washed it clean through his glorious gift of righteousness and sacrifice on the cross.
The look of love in the Bridegroom’s eyes will melt the bride’s heart as she realizes how very precious she is to him. When she stops to consider what his love cost him to claim her, her own love will swell inside her to overflowing.
The wedding feast will be out of this world.
All preparations will be perfect. There will be no glitches. No oopsies. No missteps or flubs. All will be perfection as only God can orchestrate.
At the end of the reception the bride will accompany the Bridegroom to the home he has prepared for her. And what an absolutely amazing mansion that will be.
Nothing will be left to chance. Every single detail, every single thing the bride could have ever dreamed, imagined, or hoped for will be lovingly prepared just for her.
Our engagement to Christ, our Bridegroom, begins the instant we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The wedding with its reception occurs when God tells Jesus to go get his bride and he returns for us. The happily ever after continues for all eternity in the new heaven and new earth.
Now that’s going to be an ultimate wedding more than worth eagerly anticipating and preparing ourselves for.
Come, Lord Jesus, come.
I wish you well.