I adore Psalm 45. It is especially meaningful to our community. We speak often about the fact that we are daughters of the King, and here, David writes of the Messiah and His bride:
“The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; the virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You. With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; they shall enter the King’s palace.” -Psalm 34:13-15
There is so much joy here. If you’ve ever participated in preparing a bride on her wedding day, you experienced a glimpse of this: the excitement is almost palpable in the air and the flurry of activity as everyone gets ready is interjected with laughter and giddiness. You can’t help but get caught up in the anticipation of what’s to come.
Ladies, this is our life. Even if you live to be a hundred, each day is bringing you closer to your bridegroom. Your King is awaiting you and to Him, your hundred years on earth are but a single day (2 Peter 3:8). Like any bride though, we need our time to prepare for our groom. So, God gave us these years on earth. We choose how to spend these years though.
We can be the kind of bride who kicks herself into gear in anticipation of her wedding day – a complete overhaul of her eating habits, daily exercise and every beauty ritual known to man just so she can be the most beautiful and healthy version of herself for her groom.
Or we can be the kind of bride who has all the best intentions to make changes in her life, but in the end time just slips away as she focuses on her to-do list and the concerns of this world.