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The Wedding Aisle


In Genesis 15 God makes His covenant with Abraham. He tells Abraham to bring a heifer, goat, and ram, cut them in two and place each half opposite each other. By doing this a center aisle would be formed. It was this center aisle that God walked down as a sign that He had solidified His covenant with Abraham. This is the reason in a biblical wedding there is an aisle that separates the bride and groom. The bride walks down the aisle signifying a covenant is about to take place.

“So the Lord said to him, ‘Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.’ Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half. When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi(e) of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates— the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.’” Genesis 15:9-10 and 17-21


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