Saturday, April 30, 2011
Marriage of the Lamb
Isang Pagbubulay-bulay by Max Bringula
“This is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready.” – Rev. 19:7
Isa sa pinakaaasam-asam ng sino man lalo na ng kababaihan ang sila’y maikasal. This could be the happiest moment in the life of a woman. Lalo pa nga’t kung ito’y paghahandaan bagama’t ang simpleng kasal ay mabuti rin at mainam kung practicality ang pag-uusapan lalo na sa usapin ng budget at gastusin.
Subalit nanaaisin pa rin ng mga kadalagahan na sila’y makalakad sa aisle patungo sa Altar kung saan naghihintay ang binatang magiging kabiyak ng puso. Wala na ngang sasaya pa sa okasyong iyon ng pag-iisang dibdib ng dalawang nilikhang nagmamahal.
Masaya ang lahat, nananabik, nagagalak na makita’t marinig ang magsing-irog na nagpapalitan ng “I do’s”. It would be the wedding of a lifetime.
Tulad ng katatapos na kasal ni Prince William kay Kate Middleton na ngayo’y tatawagin ng Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Maligaya ang lahat. Inabangan at pinanood ng milyun-milyong tao sa buong mundo. It was called the wedding of the century.
But there is one wedding that is worth-waiting and extremely fulfilling, incomparable to any royal wedding held before and would be held in the years to come.
And that is the Marriage of the Lamb, the Wedding for all Eternity.
The bridegroom of course is the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Bride is the Church. The Church is us – the saints that were washed and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. She is dressed in dazzling white linen, pure and clean.
This would be the happiest, grandest moment in the life of the believer.
"Alleluia! The reign of the Lord our God the Almighty has begun; let us be glad and joyful and give praise to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints." -
But are we ready? Are we wearing the wedding cloth ready to meet our Bridegroom?
Be wise then and not be fooled like the five virgins who failed to light their lamp when the Bridegroom comes. (Read the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25)
The Bridegroom is coming! The Dinner is ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Be ready then.