Would I need 20 sausages, 4 large bags of chips, 20 bread rolls and 10 packets of bait or 40 sausages, 8 bags of chips, 60 bread rolls and 20 packets of bait?
I was organising a fishing trip with 20 mates and so I had to prepare all the stuff we would need while we were out. It is always a challenge whenever you are catering for a large group. You have to take into account all of the things you might need and most importantly, you want to make sure there is enough to go round.
Last time we went fishing I lost…the guys just kept on eating and all of the food ran out but not this time! I am making plans and getting ready so that there is more than enough to go around.
Imagine the preparations that would be required to make every person you have ever met, welcome and comfortable. Imagine the complexity and variety of what would be needed to meet all their needs. It is an awesome concept.
Jesus knows all about making plans and getting ready for large groups. Over 2000 years ago He started issuing invitations to His everlasting celebration and He is still hard at it today. But this invitation is not just ‘one size fits all’ Jesus said “In My Father’s house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2
So the Lord is preparing for you and me. I wonder how many sausages, packets of chips, bread rolls and bait are waiting?
You have your invitation…have you accepted it yet?