God has many names for us. Beautiful names. Words like “body”, “temple”, “flock”, “workmanship”. He compares His people to different parts of the physical world so that we can understand in part who we are. But there is no image He uses as often as that of a woman, a wife or a bride. Throughout the Old Testament and the New, He uses language to paint this picture again and again. He is a Lover, we are His beloved. He is a Husband, we are His bride.
It is enough to be His creation. We are privileged to be called His handiwork and His servants. It is staggering that He chooses to call us His wife. Why would our God condescend to profess love to the creatures that He has made?