"As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you."
The lines in the Bible that I think most profoundly speak of our Savior’s love are these: “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17). God sets aside an unlovable people who have not earned His love and who certainly have not stayed faithful. He quiets them with His love and even sings over them. Can you imagine the Lord of all Creation singing to you?
In the midst of so many emotions, after many months of waiting, we were finally married. One of the deepest feelings I had for Rachel was joy. She was mine and I was hers! I knew a little of the joy Christ, as our Bridegroom, has in us.
O JOY THAT SEEKEST ME THROUGH PAIN, I CANNOT CLOSE MY HEART TO THEE...
(GEORGE MATHESON, 1882)
Bible In A Year
- 2 Kings 7-8
- Proverbs 14
- 1 Peter 1