Our family has enjoyed many celebrations over the years. Birthdays. Weddings. Graduations. Family Reunions. Even funerals or memorial services can be times of celebration as we rejoice with a loved one who has been promoted to glory.
Jesus attended joyous occasions with His friends. Don’t you wish you could have been there with Him at the wedding in Cana (John 2) or the feast at Matthew’s home (Luke 5:29)? I would have enjoyed His smile, His warmth and charisma, His interaction with those around Him who needed His encouragement.
Exciting times are ahead for our family. Two weddings are on the horizon. Two beautiful granddaughters will be united with their handsome young men, and we, the family, will join in the celebration of their love with joyful feasting and hope filled wishes for a bright future together.
There’s another upcoming wedding celebration that I’m even more excited about. It will take place in Heaven. Will you be joining me there? John wrote about it in Revelation 19:7 & 9: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” …“These are the true sayings of God.”
Who is the Lamb? None other than Jesus, the triumphant Lamb of God who was slain, but rose victoriously. And who is His bride? You and I and all the host of believers who love and adore Him. Aren’t you excited? And don’t you think Jesus is excited about all that is to come?
Here’s what He revealed to John in Revelation 21:2-4. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Now that’s a celebratory time that I don’t want to miss! In fact, I’m preparing for it now. Can’t getting ready be part of the celebration?