Today I skyped with Miss Genevieve Olivia for a few hours. She shared with me the things the Lord has been teaching her in her first few weeks of marriage and I shared with her the things He has been showing me over the past year of living with different people and how I truly believe He will use it in the future when I do get married. Then, I shared with her how in November, when I was watching my friend, Joanna, coming down the stairs in her dress on the day of her wedding, I thought to myself, “I can’t wait to get married,” and heard Jesus say, unmistakably, “Neither can I.” That revelation floored me. I think I’ve been waiting forever for the person I’m going to marry and I’m 19…Jesus has been waiting for His bride for 2,000 years. 2,000 years He has been faithful. 2,000 years He has been patient and waited on the Father’s plan. 2,000 years and He has not known when (He says that not even the Son or the angels know the hour or the day, only the Father). 2,000 years. He has watched as the Father prepares His bride for Him. He has watched her struggle, watched us wrestle with God and combat our flesh and die to ourselves for Him. And He has been so excited.
It’s beautiful right now because I know SO many people who are either engaged or just got married. Off the top of my head, including Genevieve and Josue, I can think of 10 couples who are recently or soon to be married, and the idea occurred to me a few months ago that it is actually something prophetic that God is doing. What better way to prepare us for our eternal marriage to the Lamb than to have us experience it here on earth? What better way to teach us how to love and be loved than to truly love and be loved? The wedding is coming. The day of gladness is on His heart, eternity is written on ours. Another thing that really struck me was the reality that when God chooses to reveal His love to us, He chooses a person to do it. When Jesu came, He came as a man, as a full picture of the Father. When we witness to people, we are to do it as a picture of the Father. God came as a man. And then He died and sent His Spirit into men so He could continue representing His love to men through men. That’s beautiful. When we love someone, we are fulfilling the purpose of God that was first demonstrated in Jesus Christ.
Marriage is beautiful. If you can’t wait to get married, if you find yourself thinking, “WHWN is this going to happen?”, talk to Jesus. He knows how you feel.