Invitation!

Dear

………………………………………………………………………

(Fill in your own name or maybe someone else’s)

you are personally invited by the

Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and

God the Holy Spirit

to the biggest celebration!

What event?

You are being invited to the most wonderful feast ever! Christ the Lamb that has been sacrificed for our sins is having a wedding feast, a victory celebration with his bride. His bride is the faithful, the church. And Jesus, the risen Christ, is the bridegroom.

Psalms 23:5-6; Isaiah 25:6-8; Luke 13:29-30 and 14:15-24, John 1:29; Revelation 19:5-10

Who may attend?

Children, widows and orphans, the poor, the lame, sinners, the lost son, tax collectors, the sick, the weary and burdened – anyone who hears about this invitation is welcome. Come just as you are. God wants you to be there.

Matthew 11:28-29 and 22:1-14; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 14:15-24, 15:11-32 and 19:1-9; Revelation 22:17

Where and when?

If you accept the invitation the feast starts now. It happens here and now, where God is present as the Host who is sharing with us the gifts of his kingdom. Yes, he gives us life to the full. But one day when the Bridegroom returns on the clouds with the dawning of a new earth and a new heaven the feast will be complete.

Matthew 9:14-17 and 24:30-31; John 2:1-12 and 10:10-11; Romans 8:26-39; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Colossians 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 5:1-11; Revelation 19:5-10 and 21:1-8

Entrance?

Jesus Christ already paid the price in full. It is thus completely free of charge. You only have to accept and come.

Isaiah 55:1-3; John 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:5-10; Colossians 2:13-14; Romans 1:17; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 1:9

Dress code?

You must put on wedding clothes – clean and white, worthy of the feast. These clothes are however given to you as a gift; you just have to put them on. And of course you have to take off your old, dirty clothes!

Isaiah 1:18; Matthew 22:11-14 and 25:1-13; Ephesians 1:7 and 4:22-24; Revelation 3:4-5, 18, 4:4, 6:11, 7:9-10 and 13-17

Fill in your name on this invitation. God knows your heart and thoughts. Through his Spirit he wants to help you to accept the invitation – with your whole heart.

Lord Jesus, I

…………………………………………………..

(Fill in your name again)

today accept your invitation.

Date: ………………………………………………….

Father, thank you that you are inviting me to this feast. You are a merciful, loving God. Thank you that you are waiting for me with open arms, that you have already prepared the feast before me. I know that I do not deserve to be invited. I am an unworthy guest. I am a sinner, a lost child, a runaway child.

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ that you have died for me and washed me clean with your blood. I believe this with all my heart. I accept the invitation to the wedding feast. I accept you as my Redeemer and Lord. Thank you that you share the gifts of this feast with me, that you give me the bread of life and living water so that I will never be hungry or thirsty again (John 4:10 and 6:35).

Thank you Holy Spirit, that you make me new and whole, that you clothe me everyday with new wedding clothes, so that I can sit at your table, clean and worthy, and can enjoy your bounty.

Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, Father Son and Holy Spirit, I cannot wait to celebrate with you everyday –I consecrate myself to you wholly and give myself up to your loving embrace – to be in your presence, your peace and joy. Help me to enjoy this feast in constant wonder that you receive me, to be thankful and obedient, a worthy guest at your table. Fill me also with joyful expectation of the feast still to come.

Help me to celebrate this feast together with your other guests – in peace and unity.

And help me to go out and call those who have not yet accepted the invitation: “Come! Everyone! Come!” So that the feast can be complete. Help me make your Name holy in this world. Amen!

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