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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Patience (08/21/08)

TITLE: Bridal March
By Leah Nichols
08/22/08


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Just a few more seconds, and she would glide down the aisle to take his hand. Forever.

In the present expectant moment until his bride appeared, he stood, reflecting upon how all of time culminated at this day – past, present, and future. He had done everything to woo her, to give up his own life for her, to build their home which they would share. Now came the time for their joyous union. From this day on, they would live in each other's love.

He smiled at the thought that not knowing the precise instant of her appearance built a greater anticipation in his heart for the joy that would soon be his.

The sound of angels singing broke his thoughts. The choral director knew the perfect song for the grand processional.

“Bask in your moment, son,” his father had spoken that morning. Yes, he would enjoy every second of this wait.

Doors opened at the back of the aisle, as a brilliant light radiated from behind....HER!

This was the breathtaking beauty that had stolen his heart the moment he laid eyes on her. This was the lover that delighted in her beloved. This was the most lovely, most precious gift that anyone could ever present to him. This was his Bride!

She stepped into the aisle and he could see her face aglow with the love she had for him. Her eyes locked into his. As she walked toward him, her face lit with a smile that turned his heart over in his chest. No other wedding could compare to this one – surely their love surpassed any other couple in all of history.

He drew in a deep breath, savoring the moment. Patience had found its worth in all the hopes and dreams coming true this day. The timing was perfect. She was perfect.

He stepped forward, then reached out to take her hand.

*******

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7 (NASB)

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 (NASB)

“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 (NASB)


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Valarie Sullivan08/28/08
Oh wow. That's all that comes to mind at the moment. Wow. You really captured the moment all Christians dream of!
Dan Blankenship 08/28/08
The part at which your writing reached great heights:

"In the present expectant moment until his bride appeared, he stood, reflecting upon how all of time culminated at this day – past, present, and future. He had done everything to woo her, to give up his own life for her, to build their home which they would share. Now came the time for their joyous union. From this day on, they would live in each other's love."

Loved that part, plus I'm listening to Newsboys right now, and they have a whole bunch of songs with the word "woo" in them. In fact, they said "woo!" right when I read the "woo" in your story. That was really ironic!

Okay, back to the review:

Two thumbs up!

Good job.

May God bless.
Sincerely,
Dan Blankenship

HQ Creston08/29/08
you really got me caught up in the moment great writing
Jenni Greer08/29/08
This is beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Nice work! :)
Joanne Sher 08/29/08
Just gorgeous - your descriptions are absolutely beautiful. Wow.
Beth B08/29/08
Wow! I'm at a loss for words.
Joy Faire Stewart09/01/08
This is so beautiful, I had to read it again. Great job!
Glynis Becker 09/01/08
I felt like I was right in the front pew! This is wonderfully descriptive. Bravo!
Joshua Janoski09/02/08
Wow. I don't know what to say. It's as if you got into my head and dug deep to find my innermost dream and then put that dream into words on the page.

This is beautiful. I can't wait until that day comes where I get to be the one standing and waiting for my bride to walk in.
Benjamin Graber09/03/08
Wow - this is so beautiful!!!

I can hardly wait until my moment comes... Just 9 months and 3 days... :-)
James Dixon09/03/08
Wonderful writing. Just give us some more next time. :-P
Edmond Ng 09/04/08
Brings back memories of those moments in life, the patience going through before tying the knot. The conclusion is quite a contrasting switch in redirecting the the readers' attention from the earthly wedding scene to the eternal marriage of the Lamb and His people. You have painted the scenes in your writing very well.