When men look for a bride, they often look for a beauty queen. But Christ chose the dirty one who needed His cleansing.
The Son Of God crossed the tracks to the wrong side of town, where we all live, to find His bride. We brought into the relationship our messy backgrounds, our ongoing problems, and our shame.
But we can face all of that now because of what He brought into the relationship: cleansing enough for all our dirty guilt.~ Ray Ortlund