Jesus told a parable about a rich dude who made an elaborate feast, with abundant food. The dude went to extravagant lengths to prepare, complete with invitations, massive amounts of food & loads of servants to facilitate this magnificent party. When the servants went out to let the invitees know that the party was ready for them to attend, none of the invited peeps showed up. This was very rude because the dude hosting the party had killed several animals to abundantly provide food for his party. Now, he’s stuck with all these provisions & no one to eat them. Rather than letting everything go to waste, the party host sent out his servants to invite anyone & everyone to come to his party.
Here are some important take aways for us from this parable:
God has made an extravagant feast for everyone – there’s more than enough!
As God’s servants, let’s keep inviting people to experience God’s lavish love for them
There’s room at the table for you, your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, . . . .
“Come & Dine!”, the Master calls!
My kids have some really awesome neighbor friends and we love this family heaps! Their kids and our kids are back and forth between our houses all the time. So their little girl just rang our doorbell to come over for awhile. I wasn’t expecting to see her because our garage doors are open and everyone normally just traipses through the garage, in and out, no formal doorbell ringing. I answered the door, saw our neighbor and said, “Hey honey, glad to have you here – next time, just come through the garage. No need to ring the doorbell.”
I think God is like that we us: Come on over because Jesus’ blood has already paved the way for you to have not merely religious access but moreso intimate connection to God’s house, family and kingdom. Come through the garage, enter through Jesus’ blood because God’s heart is eager to welcome you with arms wide open.