John’s role as a scribe continues and he writes a great encouragement of what is yet to come. Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Remember the wedding in Cana that Jesus attended at the beginning of His earthly ministry? John was at that wedding. When Jesus performed His first miracle, turning water into wine at that marriage celebration, John was there. When the angel in Heaven told him about the wedding supper that will take place in the future, I wonder if he thought back to the Cana wedding. Just what did he picture?
Think back on the wonderful wedding celebrations you have been to throughout your lifetime. Recall the happiness of shared love as the groom and his beautiful bride are joined together in holy matrimony, beginning their lives as one. Then there are the weddings written about in novels and we read the story describing all the great and blissful details: the prince and princess overcoming insurmountable odds and they victoriously live happily ever after. We have watched moving weddings in movies when we cry happy tears, or maybe we’ve followed the pomp of royal weddings with all the grandeur of riches. Even a combination of the best of these events will be colorless in light of the marriage feast of the Lamb! The invited ones will be blessed beyond measure. Believe it! God’s Story is not a fairytale.