Friends of the bridegroom
God is calling out the friends of the Bridegroom to prepare for His glorious arrival. That’s us! We are His friends.
Just like John the Baptist was making way for Jesus’s ministry, we also are like groomsmen setting up and preparing the way for our Bridegroom to appear and return for His bride (His church).
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. John 3:29 (NIV)
The groomsmen prepare seats and tables and make sure everything is in order. Why? Because they are full of anticipation and joy awaiting His arrival! They don’t want to let Him down. Some of us are in the process, even now of preparing banquet tables and setting atmospheres of worship in expectation of the wedding feast and the glorious arrival of our Saviour. Get ready, the Bridegroom is coming!