A Dirty Bride?

"O generation, heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness ? Why do My people say, 'We are free to roam ; We will no longer come to You'? "Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire ? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number. Jer 2:31-32

brideA bride dresses in white to show a sign of purity.

She is to be a virgin.

A bride saves herself for her husband.

At an early age she began the process of preparing herself to be a bride.

There was a day when these sentences actually meant something. We have come so far from what it use to mean to be pure.

Is there purity anywhere? Is it even possible?

The church is the bride, but do those around us see a virgin? Or have we  become tainted by the culture around us? Our pure white dress has become dirty with the culture we have allowed to touch us.

We should be preparing ourselves to meet our groom. But too often we are running around chasing after lovers.

We no longer worry about keeping our bodies pure, let alone our minds! We are constantly shoving junk into our mouths and minds. Then wonder why trash keeps coming out.

We live as if we have forgotten that we are promised to the groom.

Today I ask myself have I become the harlot instead of a Bride? My groom waits patiently.

My groom loves his bride with an everlasting love. He has sanctified her, cleansed her so that she might once again be the virgin bride. But again she forgets....

Oh Jesus help me to wait for you as a pure virgin waits for her groom. Help me to not grow restless and chase other lovers. Grow in me a desire to be completely holy and desire only You. Thank you for making a way that I might be clean again. I am so grateful that you are a patient bridegroom and that You are even now preparing me for the day when I will be presented to you.

Jesus I pray that when you come for your bride that she would have made herself ready.

"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." Rev 19:7

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