Reflections Along the Jesus Way
July 23, 2023 – Quote for the Day:
“Jesus threw huge parties when people came to listen to him teach and preach. On several occasions those who turned out to hear Jesus became hungry. So Jesus created, with a few fish and loaves of bread, a huge picnic for thousands of people (John 6:1-15). And of course, we read in the book of Revelation about the wedding supper of the Lamb, the splendid celebration thrown by the groom for his bride (Revelation 19:5-9).
…I believe that life lived in the presence of God is pure joy, not frugal obligation, not dour requirements, but joy without end. This is not to say we don’t ever have our struggles. We do. We have upsets, pain and disappointment. But the party will continue. Life in Christ is pure exhilaration, for it is a party that never ends. The party is the kingdom of heaven, and it is fueled by new wine, new life and made possible by our Lord and Savior. We have all been invited to this party, the kingdom of heaven. Our invitation is given to us without charge, by God’s grace. We can’t pay for this party. We can’t buy the wine, we can’t even provide the appropriate wedding garments. God provides all of that, and more.”
Originally published in:
Spiritual Soup for the Hungry Soul, Volume 1