It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the marriage bed. Even with all this time of absence I can recall the first time lovers revealed themselves to each other. With God as our Groom knowing and being known is not as easily obtained as the sexual union of the flesh. Yet many times through many scriptures being known by God as we are known and knowing Him is expressed as a relationship possibility.
We have a God, a Groom, who is beyond our reason and comprehension. He is infinite and we are finite. He is a Creator and we are creation. He cannot be known unless He reveals Himself. He only chooses to reveal Himself in the marriage bed and the love relationship. (Job 26:14) This is a spiritual union not one of the flesh. (Jn. 4:24) Christ is a visible display of this invisible unknown God. Through Him we learn of Him and His ways. As our Groom and lover He has chosen to lay Himself bare in the marriage bed with His beloved bride. Now we know in type when we lay ourselves in the marriage bed we are not revealed in our completeness but in truth. My wife doesn’t know all of me but she knows me in intimate truth. Many of the invisible attributes of my spirit in our love relationship have been revealed by my words and deeds. I am not known in my entirety but in truth. Can you imagine what privilege is ours to have God choose to reveal Himself to us? Can you acquire the mentality of a loved bride and trust in this true love relationship?
I miss the passion of intimacy of my wife but I thrive on the intimacy of Christ and His love. He is my hope when hell and the world try and seduce me by saying “stolen water is sweet” into their tragic life of apostasy and adultery. They are prohibited from any knowledge of our beloved Groom because they are precluded by their selfish lustful loyalties. Be faithful dear bride and enjoy the marriage bed of truth and love. Our Groom has overcome this world and our marriage relationship will be a perpetual and sound witness.