Christian Growth, Devotionals, Marriage

The Threshold



Stammering and wobbly kneed, a man and woman make a lifelong commitment. Exchanging wedding vows before God, clergy, family and friends, they promise to love and cherish until death do us part.

“You may kiss the bride!”                            SEPTEMBER 2014 002

At the wedding reception, a photographer gets a close-up of the happy couple cutting the towering cake. Unwed girls scamper in an attempt to catch the bouquet and be next down the aisle. Well-wishers throw rice and mischievous friends tie cans behind the grooms vehicle.
It is official; the man and woman are now husband and wife. Upon arrival at the honeymoon destination, the groom checks in and escorts his wife to their room. Lifting and raising her up into his arms, he tenderly carries her over the threshold.

We are the bride of Christ. Though difficult to comprehend, God the Father has raised Christ’s bride and carried her up above…
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-6 NAS).”

I yearn for the day when Christ will carry me over the threshold into my heavenly home. (John 14:1-3)


3 thoughts on “The Threshold

  1. Thanks Dannie ‘and’ Anne-lise. I received two comments from you in response to ‘The Threshold.’
    Did you watch the humorous sitcom, ‘Amen?’ Norm & I still enjoy the reruns. The episode of Thelma’s wedding was so funny. She asked him to carry her over the threshold of their apartment after their honeymoon. Thelma was so heavy that he was weaving all over the room until they land on the couch!

    Wing His Words,


  2. danniehawley says:

    What a beautiful picture of our Bridegroom! I look forward to that day, too; but, right now, I’m rather enjoying the courtship.


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