The first was her groom. I glanced toward him as I brought Amy toward the front of the sanctuary. His face was priceless. The expectancy. The anticipation. The excitement. At one point, he rocked forward, like a runner ready to race down the aisle. There was no denying the love and longing for his beloved.
I am pretty sure the other image will be forever embedded in my mind. It happened when I glanced sideways toward my daughter. There I noticed the same intensity of heart I saw on the bridegroom. The look on her face as she walked slowly toward her man showed a depth of anticipation – a yearning – that I have rarely been privileged to witness.
Thinking back on those two images, I am so grateful for the intensity of their love for one another. Yet, it causes me to wonder about us … you and me.
Are we that eager for our Bridegroom? Are we longing for His coming with such excitement and anticipation? Titus 2:13 tells us we should be “waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
In Revelation 22:20, we are reminded, “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” I pray that you and I can shout aloud, “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”