My fiancé gave me a beautiful ring yesterday. He put it on my finger and asked if I was really sure I want to marry him . Then he said I will have a new name – Mrs. Garr. I felt so special, so loved, cared for, and protected. Wearing the ring is like having him place his seal of ownership on me. He has declared his love for me, placed his ‘seal’ on my finger, and now we wait eagerly for our wedding day.
This morning I read a familiar verse from the Message in Isaiah 43:1:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called you by name. You’re mine.”
God calls us to be His. He paid a much higher price for us than any man has paid for a ring- the life of His Son. Then He sends His Spirit to live in us as His seal until the day of our marriage to the Lamb!