Aren’t weddings just a beautiful event? There is love and excitement in the air. The important part about the wedding is not fancy flowers, or the nice venue, or the perfect dress/suit. Instead, the important part is when the couple comes together to become one. She is now his and he is now hers.
In Isaiah today, he reminds us that, “and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” When we come into a personal relationship with God we become one with Him. He is our God and we are His people. The amazing part of this analogy is that Jesus called the church His bride. Jesus did much more than rejoice over His bride: He died for them. Our passage today should remind us that God loves His people. He loved us so much that He sent His Son to take the punishment for sin that we deserved so that we may be righteous before Him.
A husband has been given the command to love and care for his wife, provide for her, honor her, and protect her. God has done all of these things and more. Plus, He has done them perfectly.
What is our response then? “Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way for the people.” (v.10). We need to tell others about what God has done through His Son. This week, who can you share the Gospel with?
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice