Getting Ready for the Big day.
Luke 14:8 -11
8 When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, do not recline on the chief seat [in the place of honor], lest a more distinguished person than you has been invited by him,
9 And he who invited both of you will come to you and say, Let this man have the place [you have taken]. Then, with humiliationand a guilty sense of impropriety, you will begin to take the lowest place.
10 But when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when your host comes in, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher! Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit [at table] with you.
11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled (ranked below others who are honored or rewarded), and he who humbles himself (keeps a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly) will be exalted (elevated in rank).
Spring time is here. Time for weddings and matrimonial blossoming.
Sealed with a kiss, declared before men and God. In the effort
to participate in any wedding there are things expected from every
side. Each person has a role to play, a specific attire to wear, things
to say, places to be. Why is it that we make a wedding ceremony so
important? It serves as a time and place to declare our love and
commitment publicly to our soon to be spouse. Loving openly and
without subterfuge, it is the day where selfless-ness is magnified.
The Bible has a lot to say about weddings and marriage. How we
should prepare for one, even how to behave during the wedding feast.
The sobering thought is that we are actually preparing for a
celestial wedding, an awesome union in the sky, when bride meets
groom. When heaven meets earth, when God is joined with his bride,
the church. Holiness is our attire. Our behaviour Christ-like.
What is our attitude during a wedding? How do we feel during the event? Selfish? Uncomfortable? I find during a wedding we are posed with serious questions, even as observers. Commitment, and surrender - decisions to be made. A flurry of impressions. Are we getting ready for that Big Day?