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.
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 passage 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 supporting the bride, especially in preparation for the wedding day. We often say that the bridesmaids ‘ most important task on the wedding day is supporting the bride.
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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 her husband in holy matrimony, they will also need to be supported. Well, who supports the supporter? This is what God specializes in. When no one is 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 much more substantive, important, and designed to prepare 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 also be prepared to support the bride on her special day.
The Peace that Passes Understanding
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Reflection: When must we be guarded more than when preparing for a wedding? This is 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 whom we may ask anything we can think of, and he promises to hear us and answer. Sure, sometimes we don’t like the answer we receive, but whether it’s sooner or later, he always answers somehow. This wisdom is one of God’s promises that he shares with us freely according to his rights 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 preparing for a wedding and a life together? The beautiful thing is that this wisdom is also compatible with the fruits of God’s spirit. Wisdom will never go against patience, goodness, or faith.
Don’t remember when you are supporting the bride that this wisdom is always completely available to you, and it will make a difference in your life.