The setting is one of royalty, majesty and honor.
The Good Shepherd has reserved a place setting for each of His own at the banqueting table. The King’s table is of the highest authority, it’s sovereign over all, it’s decked in the finest of royal splendor honor and glory. His presence is full of love and joy and His children are joint heirs with the King!
“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.“
The second half of the above verse reads like this, “But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering.”
To know Him in His love is to share in His sufferings.
Yes, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
You may ask, but how do I feast through the sufferings? His banner of love is over me, that’s how. He is always leading us by His love but in our trials and suffering He will lead us to His table in a deeper way than we could not know without the trial. We have His presence with us no matter what enemies of this world we encounter. It’s in the valleys that we are humbled and it’s there that he draws us ever deeper into His presence.
The King is inviting you to His table, you who have heard the Shepherd’s call and put your trust in Him. His feast is available now, in the midst of whatever you are going through. His banner of love will cover you.
The King has been abundantly gracious with us, this should be our motivation to spread the good news. Remember the woman at the well, she was invited to drink, and when she drank, in that moment she knew the presence of the King! She went and spread the word.
Yes, only the King knows all the names of His royal heirs and we do not, but we are told to go and invite! Tell them about the hope we have and the great love of our Good Shepherd. Tell them about the feast of the Lord that is available to them now and tell them of the hope of the glorious coming feast.
We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus! The world, the flesh and the devil don’t have a chance with the saints of the King.
Let us remember, It’s only by His love and grace that any of us are led to the King’s table.
Let us give thanks and feast on Him!
He is with us always!
“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” Song of Solomon 2:4