Saturday, June 13, 2015

Planning parties can be hard

Luke 14: 16-24   Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.'
"Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.'
 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
"The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.' " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
"Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. [24] I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "

This is what I love about the Bible. To me it is always relevant. There is always something to which I can relate. I have heard people say, as I think it is no popular, to claim that the Bible is an antiquated book that represents a different time in history and a different set of values and ideals and that it is no longer applicable.

Well, I'm planning a party and I'm frustrated and this parable hits home with me!! Jesus was speaking in parables to explain a bigger concept. But this works because the example is something to which we can relate. I love how God works in my life.