The Wedding Rehearsal

By Ty Haguewood

This past summer, I had the opportunity to officiate my brother’s wedding. This was the first time that I was officiating a wedding so you can imagine how nervous I was. The entire process was a new experience for me. I haven’t even been to that many weddings before.

Their wedding was in Cabo de San Lucas, Mexico, which was beautiful. The wedding ceremony was on a Saturday evening which left the wedding rehearsal to be on Friday evening. I never understood why we needed a wedding rehearsal. Weddings are easy, right? Wrong! There are so many aspects to a wedding ceremony. The wedding rehearsal served as the preparation and final walk through of the official wedding ceremony. Keep thinking along those lines.

If you grew up in church or even attended church, you most likely have an understanding of the Lord’s Supper. As I planned and prepared to lead the church in the Lord’s Supper, I was struck by the reality that most have a weak view of the Lord’s Supper. For many the Lord’s Supper is just something we do that involves coming forward, eating crackers and drinking juice. The Lord’s Supper is so much more than that!The Lord’s Supper is when we remember what Christ has done.

If we stopped there, we could walk away with a weaker perspective on what it means to come to the table. Believers have something great ahead of us. The book of Revelation, chapter 19, speaks of the Wedding Supper of the Lamb where there will be a beautiful wedding between Christ and His purified Bride (the Church).

This will be a HUGE celebration that we do not want to miss.

The Lord’s Supper is the wedding rehearsal, for believers, preparing us for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. The Lord’s Supper helps believers remember all that Christ has done, but it should also give us hope of what is to come. If we have repented and believed, we can rest assured that the Lord’s Supper is just a small glimpse of the celebration that we will be a part of on the day of the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.

Let us come to the table with a spirit of expectation, knowing that soon we will be in Heaven worshiping our God together. On that day, we will shout in one accord: “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.”  – Revelation 19:6

 

One comment

  1. TY, you out did yourself…the service and message were outstanding. It was so beautiful to have just the voices singing with guitar and harp–definitely worship music and tone to allow us to personally reflect for communion and going to the table with our Lord! Again, good jobs TY and Matt; I appreciated the service so much and others did as well visiting after the first service. Thank you.

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