Best Day Ever
Greg Spires – Teaching Pastor
Many stories are circulating of changed wedding plans recently. With strict prohibitions on groups getting together, many couples have had their wedding plans ruined. Many are making the best of the situation, getting married in small, one, or two-person ceremonies. As soon as the rules against groups are removed, wedding receptions will follow.
Couples say their vows in a time of significant difficulty. They treasure their love but hope to one day celebrate in a manner more fitting significance of the moment.
Read what the Bible says in Revelation 19:6-8, “Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure’—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”
When Christ finds us and stirs our hearts to believe, we are bound to Him in a covenant sealed by His shed blood. We are filled with the hope that comes from knowing we have forgiveness and a relationship with God that will never end. However, we find this hope during times of trouble. It doesn’t matter when you find Christ; it is always in a time of trouble. Why? Because this world has been in trouble since the day mankind rebelled against God.
So, like brides today who celebrate marriage without the party, we celebrate Jesus in anticipation of a great party. In fact, the hope we have of our future with Christ forever gives us the strength to hang on while we remain here. We know our relationship with Jesus will never end, but here we are also well aware that we do not yet enjoy it to its fullest.
Is the current situation in our world troubling? For sure. But we need to recognize that our hope is not in the passing of the present trouble. Most of us have been around long enough to know that when this has passed, there will be other troubles. As long as this broken world is our home, trouble will be with us to one degree or another.
But we have a great hope! The party is coming – and you have never been to a party such as this. The Wedding Supper of the Lamb! Blessed are all those who attend. It will be a celebration, the likes of which have never been seen. A celebration that will have no end, and each moment will present new delights.
It will be worth the wait. It will be worth the trouble. Hold on; we’re almost home!
I look forward to being with you this Sunday as we celebrate the work of God in Jesus Christ together! This Sunday, we will be seeking God through His Word in Revelation 19:1-10.
See you Sunday,