A SERVANT’S DIARY (1)

 

“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding…” (Mt 22:1-4)

 

“My name is John. I am a servant of His Majesty, The Greatest King Jesus.

I am so happy for my Master. His only beloved Son is getting married. We are many servants in the palace. To each some duty is assigned. Together with some of my mates I shall work in the kitchen, preparing the wedding feast. The King said that He shall spare no expenses. The special oxen and the fatten cattle have been killed since morning. All of us are busy with the preparations. Some of my colleagues were sent out with the invitation cards to the nobles and other great men in the county. They were told “Come and rejoice with Me!”

I was a little surprised that Master went ahead to kill the oxen, even before the guests confirmed their coming. The servants told us that the great men refused them entrance and mocked the invitation. All of us were surprised…Is it that they do not know our Master, the Greatest King of all? Some of the servants did not even return alive, killed by them who were to come here to rejoice at the feast. We did not understand the reason for their anger. Why was it that they hated our Master so much? He is the kindest and most generous Man in the universe…Why?

In the kitchen we were not sure what to do? Shall we continue with the cooking, preparing all the things as we were told? The chief servant went to confirm with the Master. The answer came ‘Yes… Nothing shall change…All preparations shall continue as planned…’ Again we were surprised. Between roasting the meat and peeling the mountain of potatoes we discussed the matter among ourselves. We saw the Master going out angrily with the royal palace guard. We could not even imagine what the end of these rebellious foolish men shall be, for our Master can never lose.  Also, we could not imagine who will eat all the food we have prepared. The housekeeper wisely said to us: ‘Wait and see’…So the work continued as planned.

In the evening we saw thru the kitchen windows all sorts of people coming in. Some were blind, some were limping; all in rags or half naked. They looked afraid but curious to see the majesty of the palace grounds. It was clear that they were strangers. At the entrance, each was given a white garment as a free gift from the Master. No money charged, just thanks given. And the hall was filled with men, good and bad, all dressed in white as the King desired. The food we prepared for days ended in the bellies of the hungry nobodies, the poor, the outcasts and the homeless. They did not have any ‘table manners’ as the nobles. Kneeling on the marble floors, their mouths full with the delicacies of angels, looking up, tears on their faces, hands lifted up in gratitude… they blessed the King. Later, we the kitchen servants joined in the festivities. There was so much joy and gratitude, my heart almost burst with love for my Master, for only Him alone could have thought of such a special celebration.

May my King, His Son and His Bride live forever!

 

Yours faithfully,

Royal servant John”

 

In Christ I declare:

I am a servant of God!

I died to the world!

I am the Bride of Christ!

I love Him so…

In Jesus name

Amen!

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