Wednesday, August 14, 2013

An Invitation to Dinner

 A Devotional by Margot Cioccio

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Riverwalk Painting by Margot Cioccio 
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On to our verse for today.......

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:14,20 NIV

You have a dinner invitation from the God of the Universe. Jesus knocks at the door of your heart but he will not break down the door. He waits for you to hear him knocking and to come and open the door for Him to take part in your life. 

This verse remind me of another from Matthew 22. 

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

What are you too busy with that you can't take the time to enjoy the banquet that the Lord has prepared for you each day. He desires to spend time with you. 

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