The royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has long come and gone, and like millions out there I watched the ceremony on television, and celebrated the love story of the two. I laughed, I awwwwed and aaahed, shed a few tears and just enjoyed the beauty of it all. Much later whilst reminiscing about the ceremony, I was reminded that another 33 year old Prince named Jesus (Prince Harry got married at 33) was nailed on the cross to make me his bride. Interesting similarity about their age right?
We who believe in Him, have been washed by His blood, cleansed, sanctified and made The Church, which is the beautiful Bride of Christ. And just as Meghan is this non-royal, mixed-race beautiful bride, so also is the Bride of Christ. A bride only by His grace, made up of Jew and Gentile, Black and White, Races of all the earth, blended into one beautiful body loved by Jesus. I particularly love that Meghan doesn’t hide the blemishes on her face. We too have blemishes that Christ washed and is washing away. Christ loves us regardless of our past, regardless of …..(fill in your blank)
I really don’t know what the future holds for Meghan and Harry, but I do love how their wedding reminds me of Christ and The Church, and how it reminds me that someday soon there will be this wonderful marriage celebration in Heaven, where we will forever be with our Prince who loved us and gave himself for us. See you there.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready. ( Revelations 19:7)
As Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5 :25-27, 31-32)