Sometimes You Don't See Everything

Have you ever met a couple and wondered: “How did he end up with her?” or “What did she ever see in him?” Sometimes, in His infinite wisdom, insight, and foresight, the Lord pairs people that no human matchmaker or dating service algorithm would probably ever pick for each other. And the funny thing is, sometimes these seem to be some of the happiest couples in some of the most successful marriages in the world.

Another couple that might sometimes seem like an “Odd Couple” is Christ and His Church. They may even seem at times to be unequally yoked. But a couple they are, and a married couple they will one day be, for all the rest of eternity. There has never been, nor is now, nor ever will be, a more eligible bachelor than Jesus. I mean, this Man already laid down His life itself for the sake of the woman whom He knew He would one day marry, the Church. And when they finally do wed, she will be worthy of Him, the Father has promised and guaranteed.

The thought may sometimes occur to us: why doesn’t Jesus just come back already? What in the world is He waiting for? Fair and good question. Well, for one thing, God in His mercy and His grace is allowing time for as many people to receive Jesus as Savior as possible, because He wants them to spend eternity with Him, and not in the other place. But it is also because Jesus is still in the process of preparing His Bride-to-be, the true Church Universal, for His marriage to her, and for the Great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And this process takes time. A long time. The entire “Church Age,” as a matter of fact. This, too, is a function and an example of God’s mercy and grace. And we can count ourselves blessed to each individually be a part of it.

In Ephesians 5:25-27 (NKJV), Paul writes: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” The Church’s Wedding Day is coming soon!
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