Do you have a favorite wedding moment?
My favorite moments are those precious few seconds where the groom and the bride see each other for the very first time. There is something about that moment that will forever capture my attention. As the bride enters, you see the joy, love, and longing in the groom’s eyes as he recognizes that this long and awaited day has come; and as the bride walks towards her groom you see the excitement, love, and respect she has for the man she longs to spend the rest of her life with.
As I watch this moment I can’t help but get goose bumps!
Last weekend I had the opportunity to once again witness my favorite moment. But, as I reflected on the precious few seconds of the groom watching his bride walk down the isle, the Lord reminded me that there is a much better “first look” to come.
“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty pearls of thunder crying out, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him glory for the marriage of the Lamb has come and his Bride has made herself ready.”
As I watched the bride enter, and the grooms face light up, I saw a glimpse of the glorious day when Christ will see His bride, coming to meet Him, and the bride will see her husband, God Almighty.
I can only imagine what a beautiful moment that will be.
Christ has been preparing for this day for eternity. He has been awaiting the day when His bride will be clothed in His righteousness, and come to dwell in His presence.
Though I have already had a wedding day of my own, I know that there is going to be an even greater, better, longed for wedding day. That day is when I meet my Savior. All I can imagine is the grooms face and recognize, that just like that groom awaits and longs for that moment when His bride walks down the isle, so Christ longs and awaits for the day when His bride, the church, will meet Him face to face.
That moment will be the most precious and glorious “first look” in all of history.