Happy new year. I trust you’re having an awesome time.
Well straight to my blog today. Sometime last year I enjoyed watching engagement surprise parties on you tube, don’t ask me why. To note I released that in some cultures it was actually a very big event, where some people could even have a mob just for that surprise.
To note, one stood out for me, not because it was a big event, well, the young man proposed in the middle of a sermon, however that is not what stood out for me a lot but the verse He was speaking on. “Ephesians 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit”
As he elaborated the verse, he asked a lady (his fiance) to go in front for elaboration, and of course the video ended when he went on one knee, am not sure the sermon continued. He was just showing how the seal given by the Holy Spirit is the same to the ring a girl is given when she accepts the proposal.
That left me thinking a lot on how an engagement happens. Say, the way a man comes to the girl and goes on one knee, and asks her whether she would marry him, it’s the same way Christ says He’s standing at the door and knocks asking to be allowed to come in. (Revelation 3:20)
Then a girl decides whether to say yes or no, for those who say no, it’s normally a times of pain, frustration and disappointment for the man and his team, and most times the girl walks away. On the other hand when a girl says yes, my goodness you can see her big smile, some even cry (am yet to know why they cry), the man is also very happy and satisfied, a hug is most times the only way to express his gratitude and pride, then the people watching cheer the two. Now looking at what happens when one accepts Christ as their Lord and savior, there is some joy that just overwhelms the heart, I believe you felt the same if you know Jesus as your Lord and savior. Then I can imagine how proud Jesus feels, and guess what whether there are people around you to celebrate or not, the Bible says angels celebrate everyone who accepts Jesus as Lord and savior.
Lastly the lady keeps her ring until the wedding day, and that is my encouragement to every Christian, do not trade your salvation with anything keep it, because the bridegroom is soon coming back to pick you and take you home. In case you’re not sure whether you’re born again, you can say this short prayer “Lord Jesus I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and today I believe you died for me and rose from the dead, I accept You as my Lord and Savior, In Jesus Name” If you’ve said that prayer you’re now a child of God, and I sure celebrate you. look for a Bible believing church and share what has happened today. In case you need to talk am available in the number below.
Till next time, with Love. Grace +254726822393