As the music played, sun beating down and people upstanding, she glided up the aisle, her Heavenly father looking down at her with joy. At the alter stood her intended, cheeks twitching trying to hold back the tears as his bride made her way to him.
This past week I had the honor and privilege to be part of my best friend’s wedding in Nevada. The wedding was gorgeous and the day STUNNING. Aside from the beauty of the bride, the love of the couple and the happiness of their friends and family, the day was glorious (I have the deep tan to prove it). God’s presence was tangible and His blessing everywhere.
As much as I was so happy for both K & A, I can’t help but feel a twinge of sadness that I have yet to experience the love they have for each other. I also can’t help but draw a beautiful parallel between the love of a man and woman and the love of Christ and His people.
I can’t help but believe that as a person approaches the day that he or she makes a decision and knows that Christ is Saviour, that God, like a groom, fights back tears of joy as that person “walks up the aisle.” And just as the people in attendance at a wedding cheer, cry and clap as the groom kisses his bride, so do the angels and those already in Heaven celebrate when a person accepts Christ as Saviour.
I can’t wait until the day I, dressed in white, walk up the aisle to see the love of my life holding back tears…but until then, after that and into eternity I will join God and the population of Heaven in tears of joy as one more understands that God, King of kings and Lord of lords, sacrificed all for each and everyone.