Thought for the day

 When listening to Chris Parsons. on Monday I was reminded of a story my mother-in law told me many years ago. Her name was Ella.

Chris told us how Jewish bridegrooms went away to prepare a  home for their brides, quoting  John. 14. 2&3.

 “In my father’s house are  many rooms; if it were not so I  would have told you. I am  going there to prepare a  place for you. And if I go and prepare a  place for you, I  will come back and  take you  to be with  me that you may  be where I am.”

Ella’s story added that the bridegroom gave  the bride a plain white  dress or robe. The brides responsibility was  to embroider that robe and make it beautiful while she waited  for the bridegroom to return. Some brides were married in beautifully decorated robes and others in plain robes because they  didn’t get around to doing the  embroidery.
Ella related  that we have a robe that  we can decorate with  our  acts  of love and sacrifice. The challenge is will our  robes  be  well  decorated or rather plain when  we see Jesus?

I  don’t know the origin of the story, but  it challenged me then  and  again now It’s an  interesting illustration, but the important thing  is we  know  we  will see Jesus and be with Him.

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has  not yet been made known. But  we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is,”
1 John 3. 2.
                                                                                       

Sheila

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