Christ Our Groom
October 21, 2016
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Ephesians 6: 25-27 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the Church and gave his life for it. He did this to dedicate the church to God by his word, after making it clean by washing it in water, in order to present the church to himself in all its beauty—pure and faultless, without spot or wrinkle or any other imperfection.

Husbands should love their wives, just a Christ loved the Church. This is more than an analogy, it is a fundamental truth about marriage, but that’s a story for another day. Here, Christ is our groom, and we the church, or Christians as a whole, are his bride.

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Verse 28-33 Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. (People never hate their own bodies. Instead, they feed them and take care of them, just as Christ does the church; for we are members of his body.). As the scripture says, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and the two will become one.” There is a deep secret truth revealed in this scripture, which I understand as applying to Christ and the church. But it also applies to you; every husband must love his wife as himself, and every wife must respect her husband.

Remember that it was Jesus who left his Father and left heaven, his home, and came to the world to be joined with his bride, the church. Further, he loved his bride so much that he was willing to die for her— he died on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven and we may have eternal life.

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Wanjiru Ndung'u

Wanjiru Ndung'u writes fiction, poetry and essays. She is an irretrievable night owl, tea-lover and cat mom. She enjoys books, alternative music, movies and streaming shows.

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