“A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. When all was ready, he sent his servant around to notify the guests that it was time for them to come. But they all began making excuses. One said he had just bought a field and wanted to inspect it, so he asked to be excused. Another said he had just bought five pair of oxen and wanted to try them out. Another had just been married, so he said he couldn’t come. The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was angry and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the city and invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ So his master said ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. For none of those I invited first will get even the smallest taste of what I had prepared for them.” (Luke 14: 16 – 24 NLT)
Everyday Jesus extends an invitation to you and to me to feast and fellowship with him. He says in Revelations 3:20, “Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in and we will share a meal as friends” (NLT).
Sadly, outside of Sunday few people “hear him calling” and many that do, because of the demands of this world, still don’t open the door.
Ironically enough, it is by “opening the door” and keeping it open that one begins and continues the journey on the road that leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14).
It serves us well to so cling to the Lord Jesus that, by his grace, we would not allow the demands of this world to tune out his call, or hinder us from opening the door to his knock. So stay alert, look, and listen, and when Jesus calls and invites you to feast and fellowship, open the door.