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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

God's Invitation

"Blessed are they who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb." Rev. 19:9

The poor in almost every time and culture are rarely invited to important weddings. Unable to afford a gift, or even dress properly, they are not only ignored,  they are not even seen or considered. That is why the gospel is so unnerving and empowering.

All are called to the wedding feast of God with humankind. No one is excluded because of race, culture, ethnicity, or poverty. God desires all of us to come closer in order to know and experience the depth of God's love. Nothing says this more dramatically than being invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.

Almost everyone has been startled and delighted by an unexpected invitation to a wedding or a party. It thrills us to realize that others see us as worthy guests, not simply because of what we can bring, but because of who we are. When people honor us by wanting us to know and enjoy their closest friends we see ourselves very differently. Knowing that God finds us desireable and important changes everything.

Today, celebrate God's invitation to the wedding of the Lamb.

What invitations have you received to know and celebrate God more deeply?

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