Hey church family!
These past few weeks I’ve just been celebrating! I’m blessed to have some of my closest friends all turn 21. Within 3 months of each other. And today (24th August) my family and I are celebrating my mother’s birthday. However, all of this ‘celebration’ has lead me to contemplate cycling to university and catching up for ‘water’ instead of coffee as my money is slowly running out.
Nevertheless, this ‘celebration’ season has really made me think about our eternal celebration. It’s so exciting to go to birthday parties or weddings, enjoying everyone’s company, and just having a ball! Plus the great food! But this is just a glimpse of what it will be like when our days here on earth are done and we open our eyes, amazed and satisfied as we stare at the face of Jesus.
It will be a continuous feast. A party that never ends. At a venue that no one will ever be able to imagine. But most importantly, all the attention will be on the host. Jesus, in full view, will captivate our hearts, our minds and our whole being. We will worship Him and He will be everything that we could ever want. We will sing praises and fall at His feet and join Him at the banquet He has prepared for us.
“On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7 And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;” (Isaiah 25:6).
And the only reason we are able to come to this party is because Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, chose to leave His throne, set aside His glory and humble himself to die for our sins, past present and future, restoring the relationship between us and our Father. What a celebration!! Plus, everyone’s invited ☺!
17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. (Revelation 22:17).