The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.” Revelation 19 v 9

At the start of this new week, I think we will all be looking back on the weekend and thinking of the events that tens of millions of people witnessed on Saturday. The wedding of Prince Harry to his fiancée Megan Markle took place on a wonderfully sun filled May Day, with all the pomp, ceremony and pageant we have come to expect through the many years of tradition which is the Royal Family. The guests had no doubt taken weeks to prepare for this momentous day, most of them agonising over what to wear; colour, style, long, short, no guest would have left anything to chance for such a special occasion and that includes men too. One ‘hat designer to the stars’ had been asked by no less than ten different guests to design their hat for the big day. Hair, nails, make up trials would have been going on for many a day and night leading up to the big day to make sure everyone was the most beautiful, best form of themselves they could possibly be......and that’s not even mentioning the preparations of the bride.

We as Christians, saved by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ also have a very special wedding invitation waiting for us. We have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb, and what a celebration that will be. What an occasion to get ready for, to make sure, as the guests at the royal wedding, we are the best form of ourselves we can possibly be. Can I ask you “What preparations are you making for that big day? What are you doing in the weeks and months (perhaps years) leading up to that wedding feast to make sure you are as ready as you possibly can be for that momentous occasion?” For each and every one of us who know the Lord Jesus Christ will be at that wedding feast at the end of the age, when all of natural life passes away and we are in His glorious presence, called to partake in such a wonderful feast. I want to be as ready as I can for that big day and I’m sure you want to be too. Let’s have a look at our lives and see how we can prepare for this wedding feast, for the day when we will attend the biggest celebration in all eternity.