Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Invited and Blessed!

Then the angel said to me, “Write:
 ‘Blessed are those who are invited
to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’”
And he added, “These are the true
words of God.”
                  Revelation 19:9 NIV

     Forty-seven years ago I married the love of my life, but I remember the preparations for our wedding as if it were yesterday. It took weeks to complete dress fittings, invitation printing decisions, cake ordering, flowers, bridal showers, the photographer and of course, the invitation list. Everything cost money and the number of prepared meals was decided by the number of RSVP’s received.

     Finally, when the work ended and after we walked the aisle of the church as husband and wife, we traveled to the Masonic Temple for a reception celebration with food, family and friends. Together, as man and wife, my husband and I shared the benefits and blessings of months of preparation, and our loved ones were blessed as they shared in our joy.

     In spite of the beauty and bounty of that day, it cannot compare to the celebration feast of the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. The invitation has been sent out and preparations are being made. I can only imagine the bridegroom, Christ, sitting on the edge of His throne in anticipation of the day when His Father will turn to Him, confirm that the last RSVP has been received, and say those long-awaited words—Son, go get your bride!

     Revelation 19:9 says those invited are blessed; in a position of favor. All are invited. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31) That is our invitation. All we have to do is RSVP; yes, I accept.

     When the Bridegroom is ready, we will know it. Only then will we sit down at the table as we reap the benefits and blessings of heaven because we accepted the salvation invitation from the One who paid the price of preparedness. I will be there. You too have been invited. Will you RSVP and be blessed?

©JP 2013

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