Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. – Isaiah 60:1-2
In the midst of thick darkness, in a time of fear, uncertainty, stress, and confusion, the Lord is going arise upon us and express His glory through us. But is only going to happen with our active participation. Now is the time to get ready. The glory of God is not primarily seen in His power but in His love. If we are to be a part of the spread of His glory throughout the earth, we need to enter into a whole new realm of love. We need to arise and take our place as the Bride of Christ.
We become children of God by right of our new birth through faith in Jesus. However, we only become the bride of Christ by right of the marriage covenant–an exclusive commitment to love Jesus with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. This is not a covenant for the casual believer. It costs us everything, but the reward it brings is a life of selfless love, joy, and unity with our Bridegroom.
This book contains 30 devotional chapters that reveal God’s passion to bring us into wholehearted love and intimacy with Jesus. Each chapter has reflections that are designed to connect readers with their Bridegroom. If you are hungry for the love of God; if you are willing to seek Him as your Bridegroom, then you will see your life forever transformed. This transformation will not come only from what you learn, but from encountering Jesus and receiving His glorious love. Jesus is waiting. If you can hear His call to arise and come away, this book is for you.