He said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'” He said to me, “These are true words of God.” Revelation 19:9
They had long been planning their wedding. When the couple finally did get it all prepared just as they had dreamed, they sent out the invitations. Everyone invited was offered a room in the hotel where the couple was to be married. They all had to drive down to the beautiful beach paradise for the special weekend. The wedding was a picturesque little ceremony on the lawns above the sands and the waves. But, for imaginable economical reasons, not every friend or non-immediate family member was invited. Some of them were not too happy about not getting to be invited. Do we know that we are special to have been invited to an even more special occasion?
The Holy Bible builds up from the very first pages to tell the story of a special sort of people. They may have lost their privileged place in the presence of the Unseen God. But these blessed ones have sought to maintain close contact with Him. Any number of distractions would try to make it impossible for them to stay in an intimate and loving relationship with the Lord. But they took the time and went the distance. In the end, these blessed souls will be invited to the greatest wedding celebration imaginable. The Lamb of God will soon be married to His bride. We can be there. If we know it is coming, we can work on our relationship with the Divine until He would not stand to celebrate such an important event without us. Let us draw near to Him now so that we will surely be the ones who are invited.
Make it most important to us to stand so close to You now that You will always want us to be with You, we pray!