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...
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