Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Bridegroom Waits

Animated voices are heard in the bride’s room:


I need lip gloss!
Does anyone have a safety pin?
What time is it?
Are you kidding me?!

All thoughts are focused on one thing – preparation.

In the groom’s room, excited voices are heard as well:


Pass me another chicken finger!
You know you look like PeeWee Herman...
ROCK BAND!


Preparations are done, so they wait...

Then there is another room...

With the sky as a canopy and walls of stone…


laughter fills the air

the Bridegroom is in the midst of preparations


He has been stripped


beaten


whipped


and mocked...

Blood mixes with sweat 
as the Bridegroom takes the last steps of His walk of love...


no flower strewn runners


no family pews marked with flowers


no ring bearer because


He bears a tree

the music plays...


tones of hatred and
cadenced cries of
crucify Him!

On a hilltop adorned with thieves and murderers, He waits...

While lightening strobes streak the heavens,


the Bridegroom finishes


what He came to do...


He is ready for His bride.

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13 thoughts:

Finally Free said...

Beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Tammy

Denise said...

Wow, amazing post my friend.

Sandy said...

Hallelujah anyhow, indeed! Regardless of all we may go through in this life, all the sorrows and woe, Jesus remains our constant focus, our precious, loving Bridegroom.
I love Him so.

Jerralea said...

Karen, what a great analogy. It amazes me how creative you are!

Thanks for sharing these thoughts. I'll never forget them.

Sharon Jones said...

Goosebumps and tears...

Wonderful analogy...

♥ Sharon

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

He does wait...Beautiful

m.k. roth said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for sharing this, it's beautiful!

God bless you. Wishing you a very blessed Easter.
~ michele

Jackie said...

Hey Karen! Oh, I love this....so beautiful!

Praying that you and your family have a wonderful Easter celebration!!

Glory and Honor to King Jesus!!!

HERE I AM KAYCEE said...

Hi Karen, How are you. I'm back after a much needed blogging break. Just so you know, the URL has changed for my blogspot, if you would like to still join me the link is...
http://hereiamkaycee.blogspot.com

I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog posts. Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter.

Sharon said...

A wonder-full Easter Sunday blessing to you and yours!

May you experience the joy of the Truth this Resurrection Day – that we serve the Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Praise His name for His gift of salvation, and for the hope and promise of eternal life.

GOD BLESS!

Heidi said...

Just beautiful Karen. Thank you!

Crystal Mary said...

That is so very beautiful, Yes, Jesus us ready for His bride..and we need to be prepared and ready always.xx

Laurie said...

Oh, Karen, you use your beautiful and creative writing skills that the Lord has given you to honor and glorify Him, and to bring us to our knees in prayer, that we may be humbled and made ready for His coming. I so await the coming of the Bridegroom for His bride!

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