Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Ice Cream Samples

A friend gave me three containers of ice cream. Hazelnut Caramel Chocolate, Raspberry Chocolate, and Dark Moose Tracks. They are all very good. This last Sunday when our son and daughter in-law were here we all stood around our kitchen island and helped ourselves to spoonfuls right out of the small containers. My daughter in-law made the comment that they were the perfect sample size, and our son laughed at her idea of sample! We made another creation of a good memory for me, sharing life and ice cream with the people I love.
I haven't been eating as much ice cream as I normally do. I've been focusing a little more on healthy eating, and taking a few more veggies than usual. Veggie juice, salads, and nuts have been higher on the menu list, than a few months ago. None of them are nearly as exciting as the ice cream samples.
I was also reminded of the fondness my team has of fudge bars and how they have not been as readily supplied the last few months. They use to be a staple at the ministry, but as time has passed and things change, they faded into the background. Still, conversation about them is enveloped in laughter and good times.
I'm curious about what God has in store for me, my family, and friends. I know it's something good like ice cream samples. This morning as I read in Revelation 19; it spoke of the wedding supper:

"Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, 'come, assemble for the great supper of God.'" verse 17

In verse 1 it says this:

"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given  to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous act of the saints."

This will be unlike anything I have ever known...far more exciting than ice cream samples around the kitchen island. This will be so exciting that He is telling me to rejoice and be glad right now, because the supper and the reunion I have to look forward to is beyond my ability to even comprehend.
It is the kind of glad that makes me leap for joy with exuberant dancing. Ice cream, move over, there's a wedding feast to anticipate!
It's actually been awhile since I danced with exuberant joy, but I'm going to start praying that God reveals the truth to me about what is to come in His Kingdom and it will bring joy and dance to my feet. King of Kings, Say That Again, "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb."

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