Our Maker becomes our Husband!
(James Smith, "Daily Bible Readings for the Lord's Household")
"As the bridegroom rejoices over his bride—so shall your God rejoice over you!" Isaiah 62:5
That God should save a sinner at all—is a surprising display of unmerited grace! But that He should bring that sinner into the closest possible relation to Himself, and rejoice over him—is indeed most astonishing! And yet it is most true! For our Maker becomes our Husband! And as the bridegroom rejoices over his bride—so our God rejoices over us!
He set His heart upon us!
He encircled us with His infinite love!
He determined to raise us to His glorious throne!
He purposed to make us one with Himself!
He sent His only begotten Son to redeem us!
He sent His Holy Spirit to regenerate us!
He intends to raise us from the dead, perfect in holiness, and robed with immortality!
He will present us before His glorious presence with exceeding joy!
"He will rejoice over us with singing!" What exquisite joy will this impart! Jehovah singing with joy over His ransomed and restored creatures, as though their salvation could increase or perfect His happiness!
Let us meditate on this glorious fact, and prepare for the stupendous event!
"Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" Revelation 19:9
"Come, I will show you the bride—the wife of the Lamb!" Revelation 21:9