The big event.
“Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” (Revelation 19:6-8)
An event had been announced and these girls were getting ready. They wore new dresses and were allowed lipstick for this special occasion. Their dressing room had a cow. Spreading out in their little one room homes wasn’t going to happen. So stepping out of the front door into the open air living room containing the cow, motorcycles, toilet, kitchen and room for the extra beds would have to do. We were in their living room, and I really think they came out for us to see how beautiful they were.
This is where they live their lives, a place they call home.
The cow was a source of income and was closely watched over.
These children of lessor circumstance were doing their best to shine for this joyful and glorious occassion. Worshiping with guests.
Wow! Are we doing our best to prepare for the MOST joyful occasion, the wedding feast of our Lord?
The reason I Ask.
I believe He is coming soon and with Him will be our rewards. Now is the time for our deeds of faith, those deeds long ago prepared for us to do, as we build upon our foundation who is Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:10-23) Our “righteous acts” now represent our “bright and clean” garments to be worn then. I don’t know about others, but I want to look nice for the wedding.
“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” (Colossians 3: 16-17)