His Banqueting Table

6 Feb

My mind was so preoccupied last night that I couldn’t sleep. I was trying to imagine what it will be like in paradise with our Lord Jesus Christ. I was trying, but of course,  I failed. My earthly human mind cannot grasp the exceeding joy we will feel in Hi presence when He comes back to earth.

One of my favorite verses in the bible is Psalm 16:11, “You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forever.” For all eternity we will feel joy. No more strife, no more pain, no more confusion, no more stress, no more sorrow, no more hunger, no more thirst, no more discouragement, no more… (I can go on and on), but most of all, no more enemy.

I was trying to imagine what it will be like to sit next to Jesus, the one with holes in His hands where the nails pierced His flesh, and eat at His banqueting table. To talk with Him, to laugh with Him, to have fellowship with Him, to play with Him. Just the thought blows my mind and I can’t help but smile.

But for now, we are on this earth for a reason. We must spread the gospel to those who have not heard it so that we might see them sitting next to Jesus one day. Wouldn’t that be the ultimate reward? To know that you, with His help and by His grace, literally lead a lost soul to Jesus?

I end with words from the apostle Paul.

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.” Philippians 1:21-24

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