Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Imagine a cost of $150,000 for flowers at your wedding!
Imagine getting to choose which carriage and horses will regally transport you to a formal wedding reception given in your honor where 600 guests will be present!
Imagine having 200 guests at a less formal wedding reception!
Imagine having commemorative designed china to celebrate your wedding!
But can such imaginative thoughts actually become a reality in wedding preparations and then on into the "happily ever after" life of married couples?
Well, when the bridegroom's name is Prince Harry of England…..when the bridegroom's grandmother is Queen Elizabeth II…..when the bridegroom's father is Prince Charles - the next in line to be king of England…..
No wonder hearts flutter at thoughts of a royal marriage! No wonder hearts beat a trifle faster when thinking of the advantages of belonging to royalty!
However, Christians must keep things in perspective because we DO belong to royalty though not by an earthly birth nor by an earthly marriage.
Christians have a Heavenly spouse - Jesus Christ - the King of kings and Lord of lords - whose reign will never end and whose wealth, power, dominion, etc., surpasses any human imagination (even the imagination of any royal individual).
Also, Christ's love for us is not of our imagination. He declared and proved His love for us when He left heaven's splendors; took the form of human flesh; and as the sacrificial Lamb, paid our "wages of sin," which was death, by dying Himself on the cross.
And since Christians are no longer under God's wrath
because we have been saved by grace through faith, no earthly royal personage can rival the realities Christians have because of Christ's love and sacrifice.
Actually, the Christian's reality is beyond any imagination because:
Our sin debt has been paid!
God is our Father!
The Holy Spirit indwells us!
Angels are ministering spirits to us!
And Christ mystically has become our
bridegroom (among other things)!
Christians also have in 1 Corinthians 2:9 a statement from God more precious than from any king or queen: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
Then in Hebrews 11:16, Christians have another equally precious declaration: "But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city."
Talk about imagination! Christians can't even imagine what God has prepared for those that love him! And in reality we can't even imagine what it means when God says he won't be ashamed to be called our God.
So, come and read some of the writings of authors from the past. Let them explain from the Bible some of what Christ is to every believer, learn about the marriage feast spoken of in Rev. 19:9, learn about going out to meet the bridegroom in Matthew 25:6, etc. Then may your soul weep over His sufferings and yet rejoice over the joy each believer is to the heart of Jesus Christ, your Heavenly Bridegroom!
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Yellow Depression Glass, Roses and April 15
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Corn Poppies and Peonies on April 14
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Hobnail Antiques and Blossoms and April 13
Friday, March 25, 2011
Alleluia Words for March 25
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Monday, March 14, 2011
White Roses on March 14
Today is now and will quickly pass.
So look ahead. God’s greatness
is already there!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Gufus Glass on March 11
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