The Word Among Us

February 2004 Issue

A Date with the Bridegroom

One casual comment changed my whole outlook.

By: Richard Maffeo

Thirty years. That's how long I've known that the church is Christ's bride and that she's being prepared to join her Groom at the marriage feast in heaven (Revelation 19:7-9). I've heard it in sermons, read it in books, sung it in hymns, and studied it in Scripture.

And for thirty years I missed the ineffable wonder cradled within that biblical imagery. Not only will the church meet her Groom, but as part...

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