Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Silly Brides!

Jer 2:32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Did you have a big wedding? Then you know the dress issue is a huge ordeal. Friends, attendants and family gather around the pending bride down at the bridal boutique as she is fitted for that perfect gown of snowy white.

No detail is ignored, the price is weighed, the purchase is made and the most central item for the whole shebang is settled. (Now, if only the bride can stay the same size until the big day, when she dons her gotcha gear…only to be worn once and then carefully placed in storage.)

There is no bride on the planet who hasn't experienced dress stress.

But, once the "I do's" have been uttered. The "for betters and for worses" have turned generally to “for worses”, a strange thing begins to occur. This couple, who couldn't focus on anything in life but one another for the entire engagement, except for that dress thing, now neglect one another like the president ignores common sense.

And thus, we have the Lord quizzing His people as to how they stress over the details of a wedding garment, but ignore the groom for days on end.

Sound familiar? We sometimes get so busy serving God, we forget the God of our service. Do we pray and fellowship with the Lord as we ought, or do we go day by day, throwing up unfelt prayers to the ceiling, hoping one might make it through the rafters and up to the throne now and then?

We are the Bride of Christ, which necessitates that we pay attention to our Groom.

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