What is it about love that makes a bride blush with overwhelming beauty? I remember my wedding day, and the moments getting ready. I’d worn white before, I’d even wore tule before. I’d had my hair done before, and worn make up countless times before. But this day was different. I felt different, I looked different.
I felt radiant, beautiful.
It was a glorious day, rainy, but glorious. As I slipped on my gown and into my shoes my heart began to beat with anticipation. A crown of sparkling gems was placed on my head and a final touch to smooth the veil seemed to ignite a joy deep within my heart. I turned and looked in the mirror and there are not words. There just aren’t. Holding my breath we began to walk down the isle and I was overwhelmed with emotion. My heart pounding louder than I’d ever heard it pound before. I know there was music, trumpets to be exact, but I couldn’t hear them. I know there were other people but I didn’t see them. All I saw was the feeling of love. The call of my identity, the draw of belonging. Love stood at the end of that isle and I was perpetually drawn to him.
It was in the all consuming covering of love that I radiated beauty.
It was a love that had been offered to me, and a love that I accepted. Vulnerabilities had been shared, struggles had come and would come again, imperfections had been made aware and past moments had not been kept secret but truly that is what made those vows, that acceptance of love all the more strong. Each step down that isle was another deeper into a commitment of being loved and giving love. And it made my face glow.
It is in the giving and receiving of love that we radiate beauty.
I am His and He is mine. We are the Bride of Christ, and love thrives in communion with Him.
“I am my beloved’s and He is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3
His love pulls you in and holds you under the shadow of His wing. He fills your soul and ignites your heart.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
His love endures forever. Nothing can separate us from the covering of His love, the sustaining and protective power of His love.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus”. Romans 8:39
As the realization of His love settles over your heart, your face will begin to glow. Your soul will sing a love song and your heart explode with praise.
The feelings of beauty, of confidence, of security come from the acceptance of His love for us. When we melt all of ourselves before Him, in the revelation of His love we will become immune to the noise and distractions that weigh us down.
Let love radiate in glorious harmony.