We have not even eaten yet and my heart is so full. Our church just recently completed it’s second annual two week time of prayer and fasting. It was followed by a 24-hour prayer vigil and a special blessing and thanksgiving service. I am still praising God for all the answered prayers during those two weeks; as well as cherishing the precious, precious times spent in prayer with my family and the church body every night as we gathered at the church to share in a bowl of soup and amazing times of prayer.
With thanksgiving in my heart, I spent this week reflecting on the work God did during that time as well as preparing for our Thanksgiving dinner with family today. I spent all day in the kitchen yesterday in preparation for today’s big family gathering. I cooked and cooked and cooked some more. I filled the refrigerator with the food and made sure everything was ready so that I would not have to spend all day today in the kitchen instead of with my family.
It was as I was placing the green bean casserole and sweet potato bake into the refrigerator to join the deviled eggs and cranberry sauce, when the Holy Spirit impressed upon me this thought…
As much time, energy, and love you are putting into making your family’s thanksgiving meal a special and blessed time, think about how much Christ is preparing for you to join Him at the wedding supper of the Lamb and your eternal home.
Wow! Wow! Wow!
I continued to ponder this throughout the rest of the day and into the morning hours this morning. Just imagine, Christ is preparing our home and there will be a wedding supper with the Lamb.
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.” John 14:2-3
“Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself…Then he said to me, ‘Write: Those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb are fortunate!’”
Revelation 19:7, 9
So today as we spend time with our families and friends, may we not forget we have a Savior who already prepared the main course through dying on the cross for our sins in order to make a way for us to join Him for the wedding supper of the Lamb. May we give Him thanks for His eternal love for us.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5