In Luke 14, The King invites all to His Banquet. He, God, calls us together to worship every Sunday. He wants to give us His gifts. He wants to feed us with His Word, through the hearing of it preached and proclaimed, and through the Sacrament.

And what do we sometimes do? We are complacent. We can come up with some lame excuses for not joining with Him and with others in His celebration. “I’m too tired; I’m too busy; I’ve got other plans that are more important.” John MacArthur said it this way, “God is more willing to save sinners than sinners are to be saved.”

But you know the best part of it? The banquet is not just for those who think they have it all together. It is for those who are troubled and restless which means it is for all of us! We are the poor, the lame, the crippled, the blind! We are unworthy yet we have been invited to sit at the Host’s table. He says all is ready. Come!

God is calling each and everyone of us, those who are longing for a sense of worth, those whose soul aches for more. He calls those who are burnt out and weary, those who are broken.

And He says, come. Come to My table, My place of rest and mercy and of grace. Be refreshed. He wants His table full.

And what should we do? We should respond, not out of obligation or duty but out of a deep longing for His grace and love to fill us once again. The blessings of the kingdom are available to all who will come to Christ by faith.

When the King, God, calls you, don’t give flimsy excuses. Come to the Table where His love is never-ending; where you have a place, waiting with the Lord. Come!

“Sing for joy, the King is calling
Strong in justice, rich in mercy
Sing for joy, the King is calling
And His love is never-ending.”
~ Kip Fox, “The King is Calling”