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Topic: Patience (08/21/08)
TITLE: Bridal March
By Leah Nichols
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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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