|Charmagne's Titus 2 Evening|
[If the men have a Stag Night, why do women have a Hens Night?]
|Preparing a Wedding Garment|
I'm attending Charmagne's wedding as a guest, which means I need a wedding garment. This reminds me of the warning Jesus gave that if we want to be admitted to His wedding feast, we need to wear "a wedding garment"*. Don't be fooled into thinking you can choose your own spiritual outfit for this momentous occasion, that the LORD is not particular and anything will do. He IS particular. Make sure you're ready, wearing the garments that He has approved!
I'm writing this with a bunch of sweet violets smiling up at me from a tiny vase on the table. Someone on Monday night (I didn't discover who) brought a bucketful of posies as gifts for the ladies who attended. I've never smelled real violets before, let alone had my own posy. These illustrations are my way of sharing the delight with you.
|What do you think is an appropriate wedding garment?|
The meaning of white is further explained in Revelation chapter 19. It speaks of the marriage of the Lamb [Jesus Christ], and "his wife [betrothed] has made herself ready". Verse 8 says, "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints."
Did you know this is the source of the bride-wore-white tradition? The marriage of a man and a woman is designed by God to reflect the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Bride.
Who is this Bride? Those who have been made pure by the shed blood of Jesus Christ and are granted the garments of salvation and the robes of His righteousness. [If you're not certain that's you, visit www.needgod.com to make sure.]
|Knight on a White Horse|
*Every time we break one of the The Ten Commandments.
The good news is that Jesus Christ will rescue those who call on His name and trust in Him to save them. He is the original, eternal Knight on a White Horse. He will make sure that His Bride is undefiled, without spot or wrinkle, glorious and beautiful.
Is Jesus Christ your Knight on a White Horse? He's coming soon! Are you making yourself ready for your Beloved? What are you doing to prepare?
Colossians chapter 3 is a good place to start.
Next week: Charmagne's Wedding, Part 2!
|Rejoice, for the Bridegroom Cometh!|