-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the groomsman who stands by and listens to him rejoices greatly and heartily on account of the bridegroom's voice. This then is my pleasure and joy, and it is now complete.
-John 3:29 AMP
There are many things that can bring families and friends together, but a wedding is one of the most joyous. I recently attended the wedding of a member of our family. As we entered the church, we took seats a few rows from the front. Soon the parents, grandparents, and special family members were ushered in and took their seats. Next, the groomsmen came out and walked the bridesmaids down the aisle. With excitement and expectation, everyone waited for the entrance of the bride.The processional began, and the bride entered the back of the church. As the heads of everyone turned toward the bride, my attention shifted to the bridegroom. I intently watched him watching her. As she moved toward him, his eyes were fixed upon her. His face beamed with delight. He was overcome with her beauty. Tears began to pour down his cheeks. The closer she came, the more he glowed. He couldn't wait to make her his own. That moment helped me realize how much Jesus, our Bridegroom, is looking forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb and the coming of His bride, the church.
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