A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to officiate a couple of weddings on back-to-back Saturdays. Both couples had to work through planning a wedding during Covid-19, and yet, there they were. Beautiful venues, flowers, surrounded by people who loved them, and the joy was palpable. It always is.
There is so much preparation that goes into a wedding day. Planning and coordinating, invitation lists, flowers, cakes, venues, dresses, tuxes, and bridal parties. All of that planning is forgotten when the big day arrives because, at the end of the day, what matters most is a new couple will be married. By the end of the day, they’ll be dancing with all their closest friends and family.
Consider the power of this moment of worship we’re reading about in Revelation this week. All of history will culminate in this moment when the prophecies in Scripture are fulfilled, and the groom has come to be united with His Bride. We’ll be part of a feast like we’ve never seen because the Lamb, Jesus Christ, has come to redeem us, His bride. Today, we worship because we long for, hope for, and expect this day to come. On that day, our faith will be made sight. We’ll be able to say together, “For the time has come...” All the planning, anticipating, and faithful living will culminate in worship as we are united fully and finally to God!
Each day this week, I’m going to link a worship song. Take a few minutes to listen and turn your eyes upon Jesus!