“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless” Ephesians 5:27
Just like Eve was drawn from the side of Adam, so was the church drawn from the side of Christ. The church is the product of Christ’s suffering and resurrection! No man hates his own body but feeds and nourishes it. The church is the body of Christ- He nourishes and feeds it with His Gospel. God cherishes the church- we are the church! He presents us to himself holy and blameless. Without spot or wrinkle- fresh to God forever! We are the glorious church! God’s own nation!