Just imagine if you were invited to a great banquet…
Picture yourself sitting at a fine table with beautiful china and snow white linen table cloth and napkins…
You have been invited to participate in the celebration of a new born king…
Not just any king, but this young prince is the Son of God.
The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, the one who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of their people. ~ Psalm 113: 4-8
What song would you sing to declare the glory of your Lord and King…
Perhaps something like this:))
Realize the picture of this banquet table is true.
Hear Jesus say to his disciples at their last supper:
But I am among you as one who serves. You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. ~ Luke 22: 27b-30
Seeing and knowing this deep down in your heart makes you want to celebrate that our God sent his son to a humble stable so that he might shine the light of his love for us into the world.
Imagine that royal banquet room as you listen to this French carol.
We have confidence in what we know to be true because Jesus also told his disciples:
Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete…the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.
the disciples then answered:
This makes us believe that you came from God.
And Jesus answered:
You believe at last! ~ John 16: 24b, 30b-31
May your eyes and heart be opened to the miraculous mystery of A Child is Born! and A Son is Given!!! Knowing this makes your joy complete. (Worthy of a big Hollywood ending:))
Yes!! We are Masters in the Hall, invited to sit at the table and celebrate the birth of a newborn King. I pray that you will see all the beauty of Christmas this year and all the years to come.
Merry Christmas from God thru the Arts ❤
“…the table is meant rather [as] the replenishment of joy that God has in himself and that the saints have from him.” ~ Thomas Aquinas