Have you ever wondered why the groom is standing at the altar waiting for his bride? He does this to show that he is the one initiating the covenant. This is important because whoever initiates the covenant takes on a greater responsibility for seeing it fulfilled.
Oh and where else have I seen this before? Oh yes, an altar call. God initiated the salvation covenant with us. He took up His place first by placing Christ on the cross so that we could come to Him of our own free will and commit to a relationship with Him. That is why we leave our seats and go forward to the front of the church (just like walking down the marriage isle).
Are you seeing the picture more clearly? I know I am. God says, “Here I am, come to me.” If you are reading this and you have not yet committed your life to a relationship with Christ, you can do so now. God is waiting for you, as eagerly as a groom awaits the bride.
He longs for you, go to Him!
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 2/27/2013 10:34:00 PM
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Good afternoon brother. So beautifully and well said. God bless you in your wonderful relationship.