When I looked at the picture on her phone my heart overwhelmed me and caused my eyes to flood with tears. I guess I wasn’t ready to see my little girl Anna all grown up wearing the wedding dress she picked out. My little girl who claimed she would never wear a dress said, “YES to the dress,” sparkled with a radiant glow and dad was at a loss for words-just tears.
By far this is the most expensive clothing item I have purchased, but at that moment money meant nothing, the joy on my daughter’s face was worth it all.
The morning after the dress encounter, I was dialoguing with the Father about it in my journal and here is portion of what I wrote on New Year’s Day.
“Anna found a wedding dress, she looked beautiful… a glorious bride…brought me to tears and took my breath away. Father this is how you must feel when we put on Christ by faith, when we wear the Holy Spirit. O Father what glory you must feel, you pay for the dress for your children-and it is costly-but you delight in it, seeing your children sparkle…thank you Father for this amazing gift of love.”
It was a great picture gift the Father had given me to start out 2019. My Father paid with the life of His only Son to cover me with the Holy white of Heaven’s pure love and make me sparkle for His glory. My Father looks at me through the perfection of Jesus and His heart is moved by what He sees.
As you walk forward with the eyes of faith in 2019 do so with your soul rejoicing with thanksgiving and praise. Your Father is beaming with tears of joy over you as you wear the wedding garments of salvation He has prepared for you (Isa. 61:10).
You are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. (Gal. 3:26-27).