I have been listening to this beautiful song, “Marry Me” by Train. I was listening to it on my drive to the office this morning as the sun rose in the east. It dawned on me, in much the same way the rays of light dawned over the great plains of Texas.
“Forever could never be long enough for me, to feel like I’ve had long enough with you.”
“Forget the world now…but there’s one thing left to do, now that the weight has lifted, love has surely shifted my way. Marry Me.”
“The wait is finally over. Love has finally shown her my way. Marry me, today and every day.”
“You wear white and I’ll wear out the words, I love you and you’re beautiful.”
Everyone who has planned a wedding, either for yourself or for someone you love, knows the excitement and anticipation that leads up to that day. It seems like a life time and there are so many plans to be made.
In the Jewish culture, it is customary, after the engagement (which just happens to take place not by offering a ring, but a cup of wine), for the bridegroom to go and prepare a place for his bride. It is the father of the bridegroom, who upon inspection of the new home, gives his son the go-ahead to marry.
This morning I imagined the Bridegroom preparing a place for His bride. Having already offered us the cup, busy at work, with a smile on His beautiful face and anticipation in His heart. He is preparing a home for His pure, spotless bride. I imagined the Bridegroom who has been waiting on His Father to utter the words of celebration all of this time. Can you see the delight in His amazing eyes…when His Dad calls across a golden field swaying in the breeze, “My Son…go and take your Bride.” And He’d be speaking of His church. He’d be speaking about us, about you.
I don’t know if you can envision it…I can see Him start to run for joy to embrace His Father. I can see you…beautiful, pure, lovely, and full of joy. He is coming for you and what a celebration it will be, the wedding ceremony of all eternity.
I would love for you to get alone, turn this song on and close your sweet eyes. Listen for a Savior, who is called the Bridegroom, sing over you.
I love you and you are a beautiful bride!