(Sermon seed by Tony McCall)
An article on CNN.com details a recent shift in wedding preferences of brides choosing colored dresses over the traditional white.
Instead of trying to fit a certain mold, Ariel Meadow Stallings cut up a lime-green prom dress she found on eBay, and paired it with an iridescent blue corset.
After all, it was her wedding day. She wanted to look and feel her best. “And that means wanting to wear the color you feel best compliments your skin tone and your hair,” she said.
While most brides aren’t ready to walk down the aisle in anything more colorful than ivory, bridal consultant Susan Rogers said the wedding industry is slowly changing its tune.
The article claims that “Nobody orders white anymore. It’s kind of a faux pas.”
It argues that it takes a special kind of bride to wear something other than white at a wedding.
However, I think that they are approaching it from the wrong perspective.
Any bride can wear red or blue — there is no symbolism of chastity there.
But it really does take a special kind of bride to wear white!
My bible still tells me that the grandest wedding in all of time has yet to occur and the bride will be arrayed in fine linene, clean and white! The fine linen is the righteousness of the saints!
Rev 19:7-8 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
White is an exclusive color, not just any bride can wear it. But, if you plan to be a part of the Bride of Christ, you had better be able to wear white…