Ok, I know I am a guy and that may explain some things. Add to that I am a pastor and that may explain even more. But as I caught snippets of the Royal Wedding this morning between Prince William (does he have a last name by the way?) and Kate Middleton (who officially became Kate something or other…what is his is last name?) my mind kept wandering to another Royal Wedding. The Royal Wedding of all Royal Weddings in Revelation 19 between Christ and His church. I couldn’t help but transpose in my mind from the throngs that cheered on this couple to what the scene might be like there in Heaven. Imagine the millions of people present at the wedding feast celebrating the great King Jesus and His bride, the church. If we can get this worked up over an earthly wedding how worked up do you think things will be at that wedding?
We love weddings though don’t we? The pomp and circumstance of weddings capture our minds, and hearts. The simple beauty of a man and woman becoming husband and wife transcends generations and time like few things in life can. I can’t help but wonder if we are not wired this way because of the greatest wedding that will ever take place one day in heaven. As a bride waits for her wedding day so we too wait to be united with Jesus to come back here to earth with Him as He establishes His Kingdom. As we watched Prince William and Kate ride in the carriage to Buckingham Palace to take their place in this earthly line of royalty what will it be like to ride with Jesus back here to earth to take our place in His royal administration?
As I said, I’m a guy and a pastor so that explains some things. But still while I find the Royal Wedding that took place today as amusing and entertaining I look forward infinitely more to the amazing and eternal wedding that is to come for those who believe. And that belief is not in some fairy tale that supposes a happily ever after ending but a belief in the very real plan of God that guarantees happily ever after to all who are called His bride.
Talk about a honeymoon.