Parable of the Ten Brides – Jesus tells the Church very plainly that He is actively developing her to be a spotless bride without blemish. He deeply desires a passionate, intimate help-meet who shares His heart and can be trusted with all that He holds dear. However, the people of God are often busy and distracted. Their goal is less about the intimacy and more about checking boxes and balancing Christianity with the other aspects of life. In the parable of the 10 Brides, Jesus warns of a day when all the busyness of life will stop. Will we have invested into the marriage? Will we truthfully know that we have an established, intimate relationship with the Son of God?