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The Fairytale
by Jenny on January 20th, 2015

"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." Revelation 19:7

"I want the fairytale," says the leading lady in a not-so-appropriate movie from the early 1990's.

In this movie, an actress plays the role of a woman of the night. Having endured a rough childhood she finds herself earning a living by selling that which is meant to be shared between a husband and a wife . . . not given away to a long list of men. The actress encounters one "customer" who eventually offers to supply all of her financial needs if she will simply wait upon him. The actress declines the offer. Instead, she explains how she's secretly always dreamed of a prince arriving on a white horse to rescue her; that this prince would save her from herself, and that she and the prince would ride off together in what the actress describes as "a fairytale."

I recently sat in a coffee shop with a woman who expressed the same desire to me. She even used the same words, "I want the fairytale . . ."

The fairytale is true.

In Scripture, the relationship of Christ to His body of believers is often represented by a marriage or a wedding feast. Believers who have professed their faith in Christ are "betrothed" to Christ, and await His second coming. When Christ returns, "the church," the body of believers will be united with Christ Himself.

For women, the relationship depicted in Scripture between a believer and Christ is a beautiful thing. (For men I think it might take extra effort on their part to come to terms with being called the "Bride of Christ.")

Have you always dreamed of being rescued by prince charming?

"When Jesus heard this, He told them, 'Healthy people don't need a doctor--sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.'" Mark 2:17

Do you desire the security of a dual-income, or at least someone to help you provide for your family?

"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Want someone who loves you unconditionally?

"But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8

Have you ever envisioned this "prince" riding in upon a white horse?

"Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for He judges fairly and wages a righteous war." Revelation 19:11

In Genesis 2:18 God said, "It is not good for man to be alone." God created us for physical relationships. However, it is God and God alone who promised to meet our every need. Physical relationships are good, but the relationship between a husband and a wife will work best when both the man and the woman first find satisfaction and completion in God.

Your fairytale awaits.

" . . . from 'once upon a time' to 'kingdom come'—You are God." (Psalm 90:2b, The Message)

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joyce Morrow - August 12th, 2015 at 1:35 PM
What a beautiful description of the Marriage of God Beloved
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