“The one who has the bride is the bridegroom.” John 3:29
Every analogy is given to communicate a particular truth. Jesus Christ has set his love upon you. He is deeply committed to you, and he is actively engaged in seeking to draw you to himself.
John is telling us that this is how we should think about Jesus Christ. Christ has set his love on you. He is actively engaged in winning your confidence and your trust. He does this by making himself known to you, and showing the love that he has for you.
Q: How can a person love?
A: Love is the natural response to knowing that you are loved.
Loving Christ is the free and glad and spontaneous response of a person who has come to see and to know that Jesus Christ truly loves us. When you see how much Christ loves you, you will love him more. And if, today, you do not yet love him, you have not yet seen how much he loves you, remember, the Bible says, “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19)!
When you meet Jesus, and discover his great love for you, you will come to know and love him. The picture of the bridegroom tells us not only that Christ loves us, but that when he wins our hearts our whole lives will be transformed through our union with him.
Christ loves you, and who loves you makes all the difference in the world. He is God in the flesh. All that belongs to God is his. And when we become his, all that is his becomes ours. This is absolutely staggering!
Have you seen glimpses of Jesus’ love for you?