Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dedication to God

 This thought has been rattling in my head for a while now, so I thought it a good time to share it to people. I've been thinking on how we are called "The Bride."  I have also been  thinking about how our relationship with Christ could be compared to the marriage in our lives. Christ proposed to us with his death on the cross. His love is shown by his dedication to us. He wants a bride who can follow him as he goes up to the "High Places." (A reference from Hannah Hurnard's book Hind's feet on High Places) He allows us to  dedicate our lives to him. He is a jealous Groom. If anything steals our attention, he acts on it to get  our attention back. No matter the cost. Like a Father that disciplines his child only to draw that one closer to himself, Christ draws us back to him. In some cases, some brothers and sisters get to show such extreme devotion that they truly lay their lives down for him. These people are often called "martyrs."  This group of people have been found worthy to show their love and in the end, get the ultimate prize. And no, the ultimate prize is not heaven. It is Christ. They get to be with Love itself. No more waiting to see the face of their Beloved. That is something to envy. What if everything we did truly reflected our love for our Beloved by loving him in others? I hope this post has made you think a little.


  1. One of the more interesting things I've ever read was in Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. He mentioned that the word translated "earnest" or "deposit" it Eph. 1:13, referring to the Holy Spirit as the deposit on our redemption, has come to mean "wedding ring" in modern Greek.

    That was always an interesting picture to me. The Holy Spirit marks us as wedded to Christ, just as a wedding ring marks us as wedded to our spouse.