The Wedding, the Wine, & the Water

by Mary Billings



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781973622963
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781973622987
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781973622970

About the Book

Wedding traditions can change dramatically from culture to culture, from place to place, and from time to time. Yet in the Bible we can discover both a symbolism and a prophetic line that can take us from Old Testament to New Testament—from ancient Jewish culture and traditions to the burgeoning good news of Christ’s gospel—and all of this can be found through the wedding ceremony and covenant.

The Wedding, the Wine, and the Water weaves together a tapestry of ancient Jewish wedding traditions and the gospel, exploring the symbolism of wine and water that God uses to reveal his plan to pursue us with a tenacious love through his Son, Jesus. Author Mary T. Billings explains how the tradition of the wine, ever present in the ancient traditions, is used to ceremonially invite and covenant the bride to the groom—something that is echoed in the New Testament gospel as Christ’s invitation to us, his bride.

While wedding traditions can change, God’s wedding covenant with his bride is immutable and forever. This is a love story that began before we were even born, and it is one that will last for eternity. By connecting the elements and symbols of this marriage from the Old Testament through to the New Testament, we can be drawn into a more intimate relationship with Christ.

About the Author

Mary T. Billings is from California and lives with her husband Dana. Together they have raised four daughters. Mary is a former educator, women’s ministry leader, and Bible study teacher, and she is looking forward to what’s next as God reveals his plans in this new season. Mary loves to encourage women, believing women do not hear often enough that they are beautiful and have incredible hearts of service to their families, neighbors, and communities.