by PamFord Davis
6/14/2011 / Devotionals
The groom has eyes for one only; he beholds his beloved as she walks down the aisle, enraptured with her beauty and captivated by her charm. The bride draws from the wells of his love with knowing glances and places her hand of submission and commitment in his. Here comes the bride; happy is the groom.
I walked the aisle of matrimony nearly 44 years ago and have repeated those sacred wedding vows on a few other occasions. I am feeling led to publicly renew that pledge in a formal church ceremony on our golden wedding anniversary. Here comes the bride, still madly in love with the groom.
The Lord loves us intimately; he desires a vibrant relationship of love and commitment. "You will be called 'The People God Loves.' Your land will be called God's Bride,' because the Lord loves you, and your land will be his. As a young man takes a bride and she belongs to him, so your land will belong to your children. As a man is happy with his new wife, so your God will be happy with you (Isaiah 62:4b-5 ERV)."
The Father is unveiling a celestial city. "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared. Now there was no sea. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It was prepared like a bride dressed for her husband (Revelation 21:1-2 ERV)." Here comes the bride; we worship and adore the groom.
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotional writing is her first love. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Tyndale Publisher's 'The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter' by Mary Hollingsworth.
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