A Palace Made For You

“16Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. Our couch is green;
17the beams of our house are cedar;
our rafters are pine.” Song of Solomon 1

“8And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  Genesis 2

Have you ever looked at the earth and realized that it is an amazing, monolithic palace made for you?  It is to God’s glory that He has lavished such breathtaking wonders on us! I think every man wants to carry His bride over the threshold into a home worthy of his love for her. Well, God beats all lovers hands-down. Not even Shah Jahan, who erected the Taj Mahal as a tomb for his most beloved wife, can rival God’s astounding creation of a single star hung in the heavens that glitters and shines above us.  No wonder God has plans to create anew the heavens and the earth after He destroys Satan! To His glory He will set His bride again in a perfect place.  Jesus said before He left, ” And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am…” (John 14)  He is laying down plans for us and our future.  Meanwhile we walk within His magnum opus, this created world, as a bride more loved than any other.  How can we not love Him???

Soli deo gloria!!!