Matthew 25:6 “And at midnight there was a cry made, ‘Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.'”
The Jewish wedding practices were used by Jesus Christ to illustrate the coming of the Lord for His bride, the Church.
We always think of nightfall as being the end of the day. And, midnight to us is the darkest hour of the night. Most are in bed asleep, waiting for the daylight to begin their day.
For the Jewish people, evening was the beginning of the day. And midnight was thought of as a time of celebrating. Here they were celebrating the beginning of a marriage. The groom and his party joyfully sounded the trumpet and woke the town. The time had come for celebrating a new family and a new relationship. It was time to celebrate–at midnight!
For a week they celebrated the new union of a man and wife, as attendants joyfully joined in the celebration.
Why at midnight? Psalm 119:62 “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of they righteous judgements.”