The prompt for this week is…
Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,that He might sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing of the water in the word, That He might present the church to Himself glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that she would be holy and without blemish.
The focus of every wedding is the beauty of the bride – women prepare weeks and even months for that special day. On the wedding day, what the groom notices is not how capable his bride is, but as he waits for her to come down the aisle, it’s her beauty that captivates him. We as believers are all preparing for a wonderful wedding day and in that day what will impress our dear Bridegroom is not how much we can do or how much we have worked for him. What He will be looking for in the church as His bride is the beauty within her, the beauty that comes out of the washing of the water in the word.
No bride wants to have blemishes and wrinkles on her wedding day. Blemishes and wrinkles are signs of naturalness and oldness. Spiritually, no matter how young we are, we are still natural and old. But daily as we get into the word, it washes us and removes all the spots and wrinkles and imparts the element of Christ into us. Christ in us is the real beauty in the sight of God. So don’t waste your time and money on cosmetics that will only cover up your blemishes. Immerse yourself in the word, the best wrinkle remover in the universe! May we all make being washed in the word a part of our daily beauty regimen.