Today the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Princess Kate is taking place with the entire world as wedding guests, thanks to television and internet coverage. There are those who are moderately interested in the unfolding of this historical event, while others are totally immersed in the grand occasion.
No earthly wedding can compare with the marriage of Christ to His Bride, the believers who pledge to love, cherish, and honor Him forever. The splendor of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey cannot compare with the glories of heaven, nor the crown jewels of England with the crown that awaits the Bride of Christ who lives wholly devoted to her Bridegroom. The fanfare surrounding Britain's royalty is no match for the celebration that awaits believers in heaven.
As beautiful as Princess Kate's wedding gown may be with its elegant train, it cannot compare with the train of the Lord's robe. Isaiah wrote: "In the year of King Uzziah's death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, 'Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is full of His glory'" (Isaiah 6:1-3).
As we watch the Royal Wedding with great admiration and perhaps even idolize the Prince and Princess, let us remember that there is only One truly worthy of our worship. May we make ready our hearts to receive the Bridegroom and pledge our love and devotion to Him alone.