Friday, June 01, 2012

See....A Bride and Her Bridegroom

So, here’s the skinny: I’ve been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.
No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Just painting with words. Finger-painting even.
So now on Fridays over here a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Your words. This shared feast.
A Five Minute Writing Challenge here at thegypsymama

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:
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See…

Saturday my daughter was married.  Nobody had told them the tradition of not seeing each other on the wedding day.  She went downstairs before the girls started getting ready, and there he was....we were staying at his house, after all!  I heard one of her sister-in-laws telling them that they weren't supposed to see each other on the wedding day.

They laughed and didn't really take her seriously.  For one thing they had decided to take their pictures before the ceremony. 

But she came back upstairs and the girls began getting ready.  Next thing I know, she's at the window, looking out, looking for him, the man she adores.  And then, there he was looking up at her.

 

Then she was all dressed.  Her man stood in the front yard with his back to the door and she went out to meet him.  On cue from the photographer, he turned around and saw Suzanne in her dress, in her beauty.  He took her in his arms and they shared their first kiss....with all the family and bridesmaids and groomsmen at the windows peeking out and cheering for them, wiping tears from our eyes.  

Later they shared their vows, with Theo promising to love her and give himself to her as Christ loves and gave Himself to the church.  Suzanne vowed to submit, to honor, and to respect him as the church honors Christ.

What a beautiful and perfect picture marriage is of Christ and the church.  How does Christ see us?  He sees us as a beautiful bride with love in our eyes for him only.  How do we see Christ?  As our handsome groom who will take care of us and love us in spite of our weaknesses.

2 comments:

Linda said...

yes!

sweet, precious pictures of an oh-so-important morning ...

dayebydaye said...

Thank you for sharing this! So beautiful- the pictures, the obvious love, the picture of the love that Christ has for His bride! LOVELY!