You know that feeling–
The feeling you get when you go to the mailbox to get your mail and find something unexpected? Not your typical bills and junk mail, but an envelope with your name on it that looks like a card, or an invitation?
You drop the other stuff on the counter, and grab that thing sent ‘just for you’. You open it (try not to get a paper cut), and see that it’s an invitation!
Someone–one of your family, friends, coworkers or neighbors–has invited you to an ‘Event’. They thought enough of you to make sure you were on ‘the list’. You are apparently special enough to them to make sure they saved room for you!
What a special feeling that is! You matter!
Truth is, you and I are always ‘invited’ to be a guest. We’re invited to be part of The Event. We matter. We’re cared for.
God, Himself, has invited us!
He sent Jesus as ‘the Deliverer’ of that Invitation. Jesus delivered the message to YOU.
God loves YOU and wants YOU to be part of the festivities–where we worship, honor, and serve the Savior…the Lord…the ‘Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’.
What’s more, once you’re in, He invites you ever-deeper. He wants You to be close…to be at the ‘head table’ where the ones who are really special to Him are.
He doesn’t want you just ‘in the doorway’…
He wants you moving closer…because you matter!
Your seat is reserved!
“Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
This wedding is NOT something you want to miss!
You want to be there!
He’s inviting You to faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior…and to an ever-deepening relationship with Him.
Answer to invitation! RSVP, through repentance for sin, faith in Jesus–the Lamb of God–and life in the Spirit!
I’ll see you there!