Sunday, December 30, 2012

Marriage Feast

For the wedding of his son
A king gave a banquet
Inviting the guests to come,
A place for all to sit

But none would come,
Not even some
He sent more invitations
But none paid attention

And so he employed
His army to destroy
Those people in turn,
Their city they burned

His servants went out
Into the street
To invite everyone
That they would meet

So they went all around,
Calling those that they found
And the hall was filled,
As the king had willed

When the king saw the guests,
A man was not dressed
In the proper attire
That weddings require

The king asked him how
To the banquet he got
Though he clearly was now
In wedding clothes not

Since the man he had asked
Was without a remark
By the king he was cast
Out into the dark

You may be appalled
But though many are called
Just a few are elected
Whom the king has selected

-- H.R., girl, age 12

My daughter wrote this poem about the marriage feast, based on the parable Jesus told in Matthew 22:1-14. I and my other children helped her revise it, retaining the best lines and couplets of her original poem, and this was the final result produced.  You can find more devotional blogs by our daughter, H.R. at "Words of Hope."

More of our children's poems:
Reward of the Overcomer
Mirror of Christ
Saved Through Sacrifice
Praise Him
Don't Run from God
Make Your Bride Ready
The Time is Near

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Marriage Feast of the Lamb" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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