I've been sitting here in the quiet before the onslaught of family and friends who are coming over to help her get ready thinking about how little we prepare for prom night with God.
We love this life here on earth so much we forget that any moment...in a twinkling of an eye, we will be in His presence and as His bride, shouldn't we be ready, you know, all decked out in a beautiful dress, smelling good and looking forward to seeing Him face to face?
My daughter is excited about seeing her boyfriend in his tuxedo. He's going to shave his beard into a new snazzy design, and he's even going to fix his hair differently than he normally wears his mop of curls. Although, truly, she will be the belle of the ball in her over the top Quincenera style dress, she is still looking forward to seeing her beau all dolled up, too.
I think we should be looking forward to seeing God face to face the way we look forward to special events like that on this side of glory. We should be 'puttin' on the ritz', at least in our hearts, getting ready to meet our one and only, knowing that our joy is more than a lifetime, it's an eternal thing.
So, for today, when all of the fussing and busy work is done...when all of the hair and eyelashes are curled and she fights her way into the car with that big hoop underneath that gorgeous dress....when they drive off to enjoy their night, I will be reminded of the prom I will attend one day with my Heavenly Father. And I will do my best to keep wearing my beautiful gown in anticipation of seeing His wonderful face.
Happy Prom, Y'all!