Monday, September 15, 2014
The Marriage Feast of the Lamb
It's been a few weeks again since I posted here. My daughter's upcoming wedding kept me busy and the wedding was day before yesterday. My baby, the bride, is pictured above.
After more than a year of preparations Julie and her new husband Alex hosted an elegant and lavish celebration. The venue for the wedding was amazing
After the beautiful ceremony and a time of enjoying hors d'oeuvres, we were invited in to the marriage feast. We sat in gold chairs at linen-draped tables with fragrant flower centerpieces.
The table settings were magnificent. As I looked around at the grace and opulence that I am not accustomed to experiencing, I began to think of the symbolism of weddings in Scripture.
I thought of how at the beginning of Jesus' ministry he performed his first miracle at a wedding feast.
Then I thought of the feast described in Revelation 19--the "marriage feast of the Lamb" when Jesus will celebrate with His bride, the Church. The feast I was blessed to attend on Saturday evening will pale in comparison to that feast where some from every tribe and nation will join together to worship The Lamb.
Revelation 19:7,8 -- "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
I think of all those months of preparation for my daughter's wedding and I wonder how many of us are preparing even that much for that coming "marriage feast"?
Jesus calls us to be ready and to clothe ourselves with "the righteous acts of the saints."
I've already accepted the invitation to that wedding and I'm going to concentrate on preparing for it and bringing as many guests to it as I can.
It's an open invitation. So be ready.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 4:24 PM