Bridesmaids are one of the most essential roles of a wedding. For this reason, to support the bride, the couple, and the wedding it is suitable for members of the wedding party to feel supported by having a devotional.
Devotional for Bridesmaids
Supporting One Another from Day One
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.s
Reflection: This is a passage that we reference often but it’s because it applies so well to weddings, marriages, and friendships. Honestly, it’s a passage referenced regularly on our blog. But this certainly applies to those who are supporting the bride, especially in preparation for the wedding day. We say often that the bridesmaids have the most important task on the wedding day in supporting the bride.
A devotional for bridesmaids is a spiritual practice as well as a pragmatic one. If the bridesmaids will support the bride and make her feel prepared and confident in her decision to join together with her husband in holy matrimony they will need to be supported as well. Well, who supports the supporter? This is what God specializes in. When there is no one left to support someone or a group of people God shows up and does some of his best work.
God is the burden bearer and we know through Christ that he is the one who can handle what no one else is capable of handling. This is good news for a group such as the bridesmaids. Many think that a wedding is just a big party, which it is, however it is something much more substantive and important and designed to be preparation for a long-lasting marriage.
Bridesmaids are sometimes forgotten as a group because it’s easy to believe that there are lots of them, at least a few of them that can support the bride and take care of whatever she needs. The truth is that there is so much for the bridesmaids to do that they also need some significant support. Through a devotional that refreshes their soul and spirit they will be prepared to support the bride on her special day as well.
The Peace that Passes Understanding
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Reflection: When do we need to be guarded more than when we are preparing for a wedding. This is a time when we can anticipate that stress will be at high levels. The best thing we can continue to do is rely on the peace of God that passes all understanding.
The God of Wisdom
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
Reflection: What a blessing it is that we as believers have a wonderful Heavenly Father who we may ask anything that we can possibly think of and he promises to hear us and to answer. Sure, sometimes we don’t like the answer we receive but whether it’s soon or later he always answers somehow. This wisdom is one of God’s promises that he shares with us freely according to his rihces and power. Wisdom belongs to him. He is our source of wisdom yesterday, today, and forever. So when might we need wisdom more than when we are preparing for a wedding and for a life together? The beautiful thing is that this wisdom is compatible with the fruits of God’s spirit as well. Wisdom will never go against patience for example, nor goodness and faith. Don’t remember when you are supporting the bride that this wisdom is completely available to you at all times and it will make a difference in your lives