Much had also been said about Meghan’s very “non-royal” status: divorced, biracial, and American.
As the day grew closer some issues were put to rest, a few questions were answered, but many remained a mystery, leaving bloggers to speculate about who was in and who was out, and news outlets to run background stories or conduct interviews with royal biographers, close friends, and young girls dreaming of being a princess themselves. All of these filled the informational void but did little to provide answers.
Finally, last Saturday, when the much anticipated wedding took place, all questions were answered––and few were disappointed. Thousands invaded Windsor just to get a three or four second glimpse of the couple, while worldwide, millions, if not billions, watched the ceremony on television. Many, like me, even set the early morning alarm in order to watch it live.
It wasn’t until Sunday, the day after the wedding, when the hype had subsided a bit, that I realized something. And that is that many of us are also anticipating another royal wedding. Our own.
The church (his body of believers) is referred to as Christ’s bride (Rev. 19:7) and though some might question our right to be a member of this royal family, once we have surrendered our life to Christ, we have been made righteous (Rom. 3:22 ) and are now heirs of the kingdom (Rom. 8:16-17) ) To top it off, our wedding gown has already been chosen (Rev. 19:8), and there will be a great wedding feast awaiting us (Rev. 19:9).
Finally, while it is not hard to maintain excitement when the span between engagement and wedding ceremony is six months and the media is constantly providing updates, it is more difficult when over two thousands years has passed and the ultimate royal wedding has still not happened. We are reminded though (through the parable of the ten virgins (Matt. 25:1-13)) that we must be diligent, wait expectantly, and be ready for Christ, the bridegroom, to come and gather His Bride to Him. For no one knows “the day or the hour” of His return. But it will definitely be worth it.