One of my absolute favorite parts of a wedding is looking at the groom when the bride walks into the room. Everyone stands up and turns to look at the bride, but I love seeing his face instead because I know she’ll be beaming all the way down the aisle. He’s the one who is waiting at the end and can’t wait to meet her eyes. Especially because when they finally see each other you just know so much love is being transferred through their eyes.
Some of you may know that I don’t really see in vivid “pictures,” but I see more in words, feelings, concepts. I don’t know how to explain how I see other than not in clear, vibrant pictures. All of that to say that today after I got back from a prayer walk I started asking God about what He sees and He gave me the verse 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Along with that, He showed me about how He sees me and how I am completely forgiven, clothed in an absolutely gorgeous white wedding dress. To trump that, He is the groom looking with those expectant, excited, loving, forgiving, and full eyes. I know, I know, sounds a bit lovey dovey and corny, but then there’s so much power in seeing ourselves as He actually sees us thanks to the blood of Christ. When we fix our eyes on Him, we see that He has already won the race for us. Such freedom in living and standing on His promises.