It was the Monday following my wedding that was held on the previous Saturday afternoon. Returning to work at the hospital, I was congratulated by my colleagues who attended. Several of my co-workers in the laboratory also stopped into my office to express their well-wishes. I was on a high until I stepped into the office of one of the women who transcribed my diagnostic reports.
“Good morning!” I chirped.
She ignored me and continued to type. It was odd since we usually spoke for a few minutes every morning. I thought for sure we would engage in some banter, especially after the events of the past weekend. However, when I attempted to do so, even asking about some of my cases, she simply grunted.
I walked out, confused, until it hit me. I didn’t invite her to the wedding. It was a difficult choice but I simply could not invite everyone in our hospital laboratory, which numbered over one hundred co-workers. She was understandably hurt. There was nothing I could do except hope that she would get over it with time.
I have been on the other side of this equation. Colleagues or co-workers with whom I worked have celebrated their wedding day without extending an invitation to me, likely for the same reasons I had with my wedding. I understood but there was still some hurt, just like my co-worker experienced.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people. 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 19:7-9 (NLT)
Someday, Jesus Christ will return to this world and be reunited with His Church. He is the bridegroom and the Church is His bride. You will be invited to this wedding celebration. No excuses. No budget. No quota. There is only one requirement. You must confess and repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
And if you do, it will truly be a marriage made in Heaven with you in attendance!
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.