My husband and I don’t frequent fast food restaurants, but today we decided to stop and get some lunch to take home. I was too lazy to cook, and too lazy to go inside, so we went through the drive thru, which we don’t do well. They couldn’t understand my husband, so we ended up with a sandwich we didn’t want. Overall, it was a big disappointment. Some of the food was OK, but we spent too much on a mediocre meal.
All was not lost, though, because I learned a sweet lesson. I was reminded that God doesn’t run a fast food business. No waiting in line when we come to Him. No need to rush. He is ever patient. We won’t be holding up the person behind us who is in a rush. No misunderstanding. No lack of quality in what He provides. No cost to us. His drive thru window is open, if we need Him in a hurry. But He prefers to welcome us inside. He loves to “prepare a feast” for us (Psalm 23:5). And when we linger in His presence, we come away satisfied.
“He satisfies the parched throat, and fills the hungry appetite with what is good” (Psalm 107:9, AMP). “You satisfy me as with rich food; my mouth will praise You with joyful lips” (Psalm 63:5, HCSB).
Someday, the Lord will prepare a royal feast for all of His beloved. John saw it in a vision recorded 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!”
Are you ready? Are you looking forward to it? In the meantime, are you doing some feasting on a daily basis? I mean more than gulping down some “fast food?”