Weddings are joyful events. But they usually come with a great deal of stressful planning for the bride and at a great expense to the bride’s family. One of the ways God pictures heaven is as a wedding celebration, one in which YOU are invited to come and be His bride. "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" (Revelation 19:9)
Stressful planning? No! God has already taken care of every bit of it. His plan of salvation was in place before the beginning of time, and He has worked it out to the smallest detail. You see that in the promise of the Savior preserved from the Garden of Eden to the manager at Bethlehem to the empty tomb outside of Jerusalem. You see that plan of salvation worked out as He continues to call you to His side even now through His Word, through this very message. He doesn’t invite you to be His bride because you’ve caught His eye with good looks or good deeds or anything to win His love. No, but in love, your heavenly Bridegroom gave His life to pay the full cost for your sins which otherwise would have separated you from Him forever. Yes, the expense of this wedding celebration is great, but as with the planning, He has already taken care of every bit of it. So come! YOU ARE INVITED TO THE WEDDING SUPPER OF THE LAMB!
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.