**This post is part of the friday verse series. May you not be found wanting on the very last days. May you not become "the last bride."**
She wept because she could not find him. The man of her dreams. He said he would be there for her through thick and thin, but she looked again...she looked through the sparse crowd of people, but she found him not. She ran all the way back down the aisle. She threw her bouquet of flowers on the right side of the church because her heart felt too faint to keep carrying the not-so-heavy flowers. She ran some more, to the west of the hall, and then all the way to the east. Her heart still felt faint. She started to skip three heart beats in a row. So why had they dated for five years? Five years of sweet nothings.
It took her one year to make up her mind whether she even liked him or not, then it took her another 3 years to fall in love with him. In the 5th year, loving him became as easy as loving her own body.
But she couldn't find him...
This story has been prophesied in the book of Matthew as a typical story that will happen during the very last day (matthew 24:36-44):
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
Basically, this is the story of the woman who was left behind. She searched amongst the people who were left, but her husband was no where to be found. Marriage is a good thing, infact God talks about it as the union of two souls. But don't let the sweet things of this life (eating, drinking, being given away in marriage) blind your eyes to your real goal. There's somewhere that is bigger than this world we live in. Somewhere much much bigger. There is life after death. Choose your destiny, ("choose this day whom you will serve," Joshua 24:15). This friday is another chance to make a life-changing decision not to be left behind. No one will be left behind because they are "sinners," no...you will not be left behind because you were the worst person on earth. You will not be left behind because you were a very horrible person and broke all the laws. No, you will not be left behind because you've stolen before, murdered a soul, had pre-marital sex, or you've cursed all you can with the words of your mouth.
The reason anyone will be left behind is because when they were given the opportunity to accept Jesus, instead they rejected Him...
***What's your choice this friday?***
~Thank God its Friday (T.G.I.F)~