From the eyes of Jan,
A Maid of Honor,
A head bridesmaid for the Church.
The time is alive with celebration.
There are many pre-marriage events to plan.
Today we will go window shopping,
and slip inside to see
what wedding dress is available
in your style, size and color.
Wait...WHITE is the color it must be.
It is the color your groom will be looking for.
Purified by his crimson blood
that makes your sin whiter than snow.
Whiter than the wool upon his head
that transcends even the Bethlehem star.
Oh precious bride to be,
the Lord is looking forward
to his wedding day.
All he does is wait patiently,
longing to embrace his future wife
who will be wrapped in full faith,
wearing her perfectly made wedding dress.
Can you imagine what his eyes will see,
and how his heart will feel,
when you enter the room
wearing your beautiful wedding gown?
His eyes will certainly be set ablaze
by your purity.
A virgin bride for all the world to see.
You will gracefully move
down the aisle like a gazelle,
perfectly aligned from head to toe.
The Body of Christ will be majestic.
Breathtaking, and burning to worship
the One True God.
No eye will be able to turn away
when they see the Bride of Christ.
Every eye will fixate
on how much she reflects
God’s abundant mercy and grace.
Oh Beautiful bride to be,
Do not try to buy a 2nd hand dress.
Do not try to save money.
When we walk in to purchase
your wedding dress,
remember the cost
that Jesus paid for you.
Do not scrape. Do not skim.
Do not invest the least
into this glorious event.
You were redeemed
by God himself,
who came to earth,
fully God and fully human,
to save you
from experiencing an eternal death!
He put his Seed inside of you,
and vowed to send His Spirit
to comfort and guide you.
He never forsake you!
He never left you!
He came. He gave.
He impregnated and anointed.
He set you apart for himself!
Remember the curse we are under!
The seed of Adam is death,
but the second Adam,
Our God made flesh,
reversed the curse
and gives everlasting life.
Oh, Wife to be,
how he redeemed you
with a precious price.
Our Lord and Savior
would never accept anything less
than a heart that’s been purified
by his blood.
So as you consider your dress,
think on Philippians 4 verse 8.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.”
Verily I tell you,
there is nothing
more true and honorable,
pure and lovely,
commendable and excellent,
and worthy of all praise,
Hear this -
You must make certain
that you are ready
when the Day of the Lord comes.
Your wick must be trimmed,
and oil must be in your lamp.
You must present yourself
as flawless without wrinkle;
as spotless without blemish.
Your inner spirit must be adorned
with abundant spiritual fruit;
these are the precious jewels
that shine the truth of Christ
into a dark world.
The Lord says,
“You will know me by my fruit,
and I will know you
by what comes out of your heart.”
For it is the meek
who shall inherit the earth,
because they represent
a true and tender and thankful heart.
PREPARE! I say... Prepare!
The Day of the Lord is near!
Let us look for your wedding dress,
one has been specially designed for you.
Prepare! I say...prepare!
Your wedding day is near.
Cloth yourself in abundant faith.
I can hear the BRIDEGROOM IS GETTING READY too.