Congratulations to all our friends who are getting married this month (or who have children or grandchildren who are getting married).

If you are asked to attend a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom will probably be standing beneath a chupah (rhymes with coulda” and the ch is pronounced like a combination kh). The chupah symbolizes a tent and represents the union of the bride and groom under one roof. During the ceremony, the bride and groom will drink from the same glass and special benedictions will be chanted. At the end of the ceremony, the groom will smash the glass (symbolizing that no one else may drink from the glass shared by the bride and groom). At that point, you can join the congregation as everyone shouts, “Mazel Tov!” (congratulations).

Whether or not you are attending a wedding, planning a wedding, having a wedding or wishing for a wedding, remember that as a believer in Jesus you are part of the Bride of Christ! One day you will attend the greatest Jewish wedding of all, the marriage supper of the Lamb!