Preparations

“‘Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.’(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)” [Revelation 19:7-8 NIV]

Photo by Svilen Milev

Photo by Svilen Milev

When I think of a bride making herself ready, there is so much involved. She does everything she can to make sure she is as beautiful as she can be for her groom on the big day. There’s a special gown to purchase, and all its accessories, a hair style to be chosen and makeup to be arranged.

Even when it comes to the wedding day itself, I think of long soaking baths with perfumed water, followed by scented moisturising creams. Then she spends hours at the hair dresser’s making sure everything is perfect before finally putting on the wedding gown. By then she glows — as we all know when we see a bride come down the aisle.

So, how do we, as the bride of Christ, prepare ourselves for the big day? Something occurred to me when I read the part of this Scripture in brackets. Our righteous acts become our wedding gown. But I also think that the trials we endure and grow through are kind of like softening creams or perfumes. The sacrifices we make in life for Him go up to Him as a sweet aroma. All of our lives here on earth are a preparation for our future with the King of Kings.

I figure, with this in mind, I will try to live to the best of my ability, and thus make myself beautiful for my groom. 🙂

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Published in: on 7th January, 2013 at 10:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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