Dance of the Blind Bride


Dance of the blind bride

Dance of the blind bride

Received this post from my mother who learned of this at the fellowship she attends.  She posted it to the forum. Felt it was worth posting on the blog as well.

Recently, the pastor of a thriving Evangelical-Lutheran congregation received a vision from the Holy Spirit. He saw a bridegroom and bride dancing together. It was a beautiful vision and he understood it to be an image of the Church and her Bridegroom. Then the lord told him to look more closely. Suddenly he realised that the bride was actually leading the bridgroom in the be dance, instead of the other way around. That immediately detracted from the beauty of the vision. The Lord of the Church ought to be leading the Church. She ought not to be going her own way, assuming that the Lord will surely follow her, even though He, in His patience, often does so. Then the Lord told the pastor to look closer still, and he saw, to his consternation, that the bride was blind. He realized that this was exactly the situation of the Church.

 

Henk van Wijk, Netherlands

Here is a prayer in response to this:

Heavenly Father, Forgive us for going our own way and taking the lead instead of following you.  Teach us to follow your lead, not go our own way.  Gives us the faith to trust what we cannot see until the time that you open our eyes to the wonder of your love.  Teach us that your way is good and following in your steps bring us in the dance of your perfection.  Forgive us for going our own way. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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