I was listening to the radio in the car the other day when my ears perked up at the word, “proposal.” I don’t know why, but I immediately thought of Jesus. Then, like a bolt of lightning, I had this wonderful revelation:
When Jesus entered space and time, the courtship began. During his 33 years on earth, He “wooed” the people around Him. He healed them and ministered to them. He fed them and led them closer to God through His words and teachings. In His greatest act of love, He laid down His life and died for all mankind. However, before he left, Jesus “popped the question.” He asked anyone who was interested to: “Come and follow Him.”
Jesus left us with a decision to make, and for 2,000 years, men and women have been answering the simple question: Do we follow Jesus with our whole heart, or do we follow the evil one of this world instead? Jesus is waiting, but instead of a ring, He holds eternity in His hand, essentially asking, “Do you take me to have and to hold until death and forevermore?” His hand is outstretched to yours. The question is, “Will you say ‘I do’ to His proposal?”
The Marriage Feast
Revelations 19:7-9 reads:
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
When the King of Glory comes (on a white horse no less), He will clothe His bride in white. His bride will be rescued and redeemed once and for all. At that time, there will be a great celebration for all who had accepted His proposal. We will sit at His table at the “wedding supper of the Lamb” and dine with Him for all eternity.
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Will you, loved one, accept His hand and give yourself to Him to have and to hold, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, through sickness and health, to love and to cherish until the Great Banquet Feast?
Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (NIV).
If you prayed that prayer, I say to you with great joy: “Welcome to the family!” Your name is on the guest list and your place at the table has now been set.