Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. Zachariah 4:10 (New Living Translation)
Many times we are embarrassed to let people know about the days of struggles and challenges but these beginnings mean so much and serve as a reminder of where God has brought us from.
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me. ’Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”Matthew 25:44-46
Jesus teaches us a precious lesson in this parable. We are all surrounded by people in need, be they in prison, be they hungry, or spiritually desolate.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30
Holy Week is a time of reflection for every Christian. We think about the last days here on earth of Jesus, our precious Savior. He gave his life that we might live.
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. Matthew24:4-5.
As Jesus and his disciples later sat there on the Mount of Olives the disciples asked privately another question, one that we still wonder about today, what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?
As Jesus responded to what was certainly a logical question he issued a warning to them and to us.
The parable of the wedding guests reminds us of our obligation to witness and share the gospel. The invitation goes forth to all but not all will chose to share in the blessings of salvation.