“Jesus told them several other stories to illustrate the Kingdom. He said, 2. ‘The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. .3 Many guests were invited, and when the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify everyone that it was time to come. But they all refused! 4. So he sent other servants to tell them, ‘The feast has been prepared, and choice meats have been cooked. Everything is ready. Hurry!’ 5. But the guests he had invited ignored them and went about their business, one to his farm, another to his store.” Matt 22
I, your Father in heaven, offer to you an invitation. An invitation to a wedding feast. You, my bride. I have chosen you to be His bride. My Son awaits your presence. Would you come? I will not barter for your attention. I will manipulate you to come. I will not beg or hound you.
I simply invite.
And I will seek you.
Amidst the pressures, the commerce, the production of life, would you choose me?
I would allow you to touch the hem of my garment. I love you. I want to prepare you & take from you the garments of men. The garments that men have put onto you, for they are harsh & ill fitting. They add weight to your walk.
I however do not wish this for you, my bride, my chosen beloved. I have longed for you. Longed to bring you to my Son, prepared, ready, dressed in the finest linen, the best of my kingdom.
‘7 Let us be glad and rejoice and honour him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. 8 She is permitted to wear the finest white linen.’ (Fine linen represents the good deeds done by the people of God.) 9 And the angel said, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’ And he added, ‘These are true words that come from God.’ Rev 19