Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Bride-In-Waiting

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photo courtesy of Amy Black

photo courtesy of Amy Black

I dreamed a handsome bridegroom came to my home accompanied by a small group of young maidens. After giving them instructions for preparations for the wedding, He left my side.

A beautiful long dress with yards and yards of heavy white lace and brocade was brought to me and I marveled how light and airy it was as I put it on.

Now ready for my wedding day, I walked into a large room filled with people waiting for the wedding to begin…. And I heard Him say;

“This is my bride-in-waiting. She is without spot or blemish.”

(End of Dream)

“Various biblical writers use the imagery of the bride, but they appear to have a single purpose…to indicate the great love God has for His people. For these writers, no image could express better this love than the ideal love between a bridegroom and bride”Holman Bible Dictionary

Some of my favorite passages about the bride and the bridegroom are from both the Old and New Testament.

You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, * and your land Beulah; * For the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married (Isaiah 62:4).

* Literally My Delight Is in Her
* Literally Married

He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be Holy and without fault (Ephesians 5:27).

We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is (1 John 3: 2b).

And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband (Revelation 21: 2).

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let the one who hears say, “Come.” Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost (Rev. 22:17). 

Whatever your circumstances today, remember the Hope of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He has prepared a place in heaven for His Church, the Bride of Christ. He wants us to trust Him during this time of waiting…knowing He is working all things together for good, shaping and molding us into the image of Christ. One day we will be without spot or blemish.

Are you His Bride-in-Waiting? 

14 thoughts on “Bride-In-Waiting

  1. One of my favorite verses … “Just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so shall God rejoice over you” (Is.62:5). The amazing thing to me is not that He as the Bridegroom is OUR reward, but rather that we are HIS. And even now, as He too waits, He rejoices over His “bride-in-waiting”! Love it!

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    • Cindy,
      You are so right, it is truly amazing that He calls us His Bride and rejoices over us.That’s a reward in itself. Not that we loved HIm, but that He loved us and gave Himself a ransom for our sin.
      Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh Glenda,
    This is so lovely. I’m always humbled by the idea of the Lord looking on me with love so tangible, I can feel it. Thank you for sharing this precious glimpse with us.

    Becky

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  3. Wow! The Scriptures, words of encouragement, a dream, and the picture. He is Lord!

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  4. Beautiful reminder of the wedding feast we have to come. Thanks be to God in Christ Jesus. Thank you for sharing, Glenda!

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  5. I think that if I truly ‘got’ that I am so deeply loved and cherished, a lot of my issues would melt away. I love the image of the Bride – it’s so beautiful a picture of how God really feels about us…

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    • So true Melody! I struggle at times to “get it” myself. Praise the Lord for the way He continues to reveal His love over and over again. Look forward to the day when we shall see Him face to face. Til then may Perfect Love continue to perfect us in Love.

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  6. What a beautiful visual of who we are . . . no longer Forsaken or Desolate . . . we are renamed! This is beautiful, Glenda.

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    • So good to remember when we go through the valleys as well as the mountaintops. Praise God He remains faithful…and yes renames us. We would have fainted unless we had believed to see His Goodness in the land of the Living.
      Love to you and Jeff. Praying for you.

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