Family and friends breathe a collective sigh of anticipation. The groom's muscles tighten with mental preparation. The bride smiles. Prayers just spoken seem to linger in the air with each pregnant moment. The crisp cloth wrapped tight laid, on the now sacred ground. All eyes upon the groom. It is time. Silence and smiles as children dare to peek around their Bubbes' shoulders to see the spectacle with their own eyes. He raises his foot, and...crash! The shattering of the marriage glass electrifies the room, rippling through the crowd like a shock. And now, shouts of joy, "Mazel Tov," fill the air. The prayers go up! It is finished!
They are one! Throughout time, year after year, the scene above repeats itself. In it we see more than a human love story. We see the covenant glass broken. Joy mixed with destruction. How can it be? The shattered goblet pointing hearts back to the destruction of the Temple. Always to remember...a Deliverer is still needed!
Think back to another time...a Temple not made with human hands. One who was to be wrapped in cloth. Think back.... A Deliverer there, and missed amongst the Festivities.
Luke 22:19 King James Version (KJV) 19
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
The Temple is rebuilt! The glass put back together, now strong and unbreakable! The Wedding commenced and the Feast awaiting. Sorrow has come for the night, but now, Halleluyah! Joy has come in the morning!
You Oh God was that broken one. My groom who died for me! Such chivalry a girl can not fathom! I embrace your love with the happiness of one who discovers her most precoius treasure found once more!
I hoped you enjoyed a sneak peak into Grab and Go! Jewish Roots Mini Books- The Jewish Wedding!
I aim is to teach us a little something, while renewing our devotional lives each morning.
Thank you for joining me on the journey of Faith!