I'm super excited to marry my Love, Stephanie Robert (soon-to-be Walters) tomorrow!!! And truthfully, we feel a bit nervous haha. Marriage is a weighty, glorious calling designed by God to image forth incredible, glorious spiritual realities: namely, Christ's sacrificial love for His Bride, the Church.
God ordained marriage to show us something of Himself. And as one man & one woman enter together into a holy Covenant before & with God, we all see a little picture of the Gospel. We see how the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, wooed & won His Bride's heart. He became the substitute punishment for her sins & the substitute performer of her righteousness. He died on the Cross to save us, rose from the grave to reconcile us to the Father, chose us, changed us, and gave us new hearts that increasingly scorn sin & savor Him. And the day is coming when all of His people will be joined to Jesus Christ in marriage forever.
So pray for us, if you wouldn't mind!! Pray that we would 'count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord' (Philippians 3:8), and that our marriage would show the world how precious, beautiful, satisfying, and glorious the Only God, Jesus Christ, is.