The Prayer of the Day asks God to “Send forth Your Son to lead home His bride, the Church, that with all of the redeemed we may finally enter into His eternal wedding feast.” This is only “through Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”
When I hear of an eternal wedding feast I think of things that have been on my “No, No,” list for 35 years. Pecan pies, well actually pie of any sort; Fudge ripple ice cream, or fudge of any kind or sort, that goes for ice cream too; Butter Finger candy bar; and of course, Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfaits. I’m sure the eternal wedding feast will have a well – balanced menu, but the dessert table will do as a start.
Am I being flippant? Perhaps. But consider Isaiah 25:6-9 and Matthew 22: 4 with their menus of well – aged wines, rich food, Beef Wellington and Veal Cutlets and sweet marrow in the bone.
Then we get to sing. That’s what the hymn tells us, “At the Lamb High Feast we sing praise to our victorious King, who has washed us in the tide flowing from His pierced side. Alleluia!”
Yes, Lord send forth Your Son to lead home his bride, the Church, to enter the banquet hall for the never-ending wedding feast. May I be part of that bride sitting with Christ. You wouldn’t my Lord, if I started at the dessert table, would you?