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You’re Invited To The Party

The philosophers Kool and the Gang once shared their wisdom with us several years ago. You know what they had to tell us

There’s a party goin’ on right here…A celebration to last throughout the years…So bring your good times and your laughter too…We gonna celebrate your party with you

Maybe you joined a party or two in your past. Maybe you still do today. Don’t think, though, that your invitations to party are over. The Lord wants you to join His party.

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Jesus told a parable in Luke 14 of a man who decided to have a big dinner party. He sent his servant out to invite the guests. The first one declined because he wanted to check out a field he had bought. Another declined because he wanted to check out some oxen he had bought. Another had gotten married and couldn’t make it. None of them could make it, so many who were not on the original guest list were invited and attended.

If we have read any parables at all, we can probably figure out that the one hosting the party is God. Imagine God throwing a big event and we tell him no. Yet many do.

Notice what God’s priorities are. He wants to share this fine meal and party with others The Lord’s concern is the party He is throwing. Unfortunately the guests act much like we do.

The first guy was too concerned with his place than the party. He had bought a field. Maybe he was going to build a house on it. We don’t know. We just know that the man was more concerned with a place than a party

The second guy? He had to check on his oxen. Maybe it’s time to plant crops. Perhaps he has some plowing to do. It doesn’t matter. This man is more concerned with his possessions than the party.

The last guys? He had just gotten married. He deserves some slack, right? He needs to attend to his bride. He is more concerned with a person than the party.

What does God think about all of this? He can’t believe that anyone is going to miss THE event of the year. Yet they are.

And too often this is us.

God wants to throw us a party. He is saving us a choice seat at the table. He has a bountiful harvest to serve us with.

You’re invited.

Don’t miss the party.

Are you coming to the party?

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  1. April 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

    LOVE it! Thank you for that today!

    • April 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Glad that you liked it, Annie. Hope it helped your day.

  2. April 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

    this post reminds me of a skit we performed when i was a summer camp counselor called “god’s party.” we are indeed invited to god’s party – the party to end all parties – and yet we get caught up in so many other earthly things that are here today and gone tomorrow. god is forever. so is his party. cue the club music.

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