At the May Glory School, guest speaker from Beauty from Ashes, our own spiritual daughter, Carol Bostock, spoke on the marriage traditions as depicted from the Talmud and Torah, in turn, opening up the scriptures to us that so much of what Jesus spoke to His Church is actually from the language of the marriage covenant traditions of the Hebraic culture.
Had we been a part of that particular culture, we'd have known and heard what Jesus was saying throughout everything that He taught and said to us and His disciples: that He has always been and always will be asking us to enter into the intimacy of the marriage covenant with Him as our Bridegroom.
He is calling us into a most intimate relationship with Him. Not one of master and servant, as so many works-based teachings have proposed. He is in fact proposing to us, His Beloved, to enter into the wedded place, the place of the honeymoon, the secret place with Him, where we will be completely open to Him, completely transparent, completely His from now until eternity, should we just say Yes.
Lord, we say, Yes. We say, Yes! Help us, Lord, to be your bride, to learn to love You and adore You as You deserve. To be wedded to You in bliss, forever and ever, for richer provision, in healing and in health, until death do us join together in the heavenly afterlife, (assuming we do not first skip death to spend eternity with you in these mortal bodies...)
We now pronounce, we are man and wife, head and body, bridegroom and bride. We kiss our Husband.