Supper in Heaven
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:9)
I like the word “supper.” That is what they call dinner in the south—not dinner, but supper: Y’all coming to supper? . . . Wash up for supper.
I remember hearing this when I was a kid growing up with my grandparents. They were from Arkansas, and my grandmother made everything from scratch. My grandfather literally would kill the chicken for Mama Stella’s fried chicken, which she would serve with southern dishes like black-eyed peas, collard greens, and her crowning achievement: biscuits.
The Bible tells us in Revelation 19:9, “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” (I wonder whether the Lord might just put Mama Stella to work up there. I could just see her making her biscuits.)
Can you imagine a feast like this, sitting around with those great men and women of the Bible? Moses, could you hand over the manna, please? Maybe we should have that for dessert. . . . Elijah, my meat is a little undercooked. Could you get a little fire on that for me?
Heaven not only will be a gathering of the great men and women of the Bible, but it also will be a place of resurrected relationships. We will be reunited together with our loved ones who believed in Jesus and have gone before us.
If you have lost someone unexpectedly, you long to reconnect. You long to finish those conversations. You long to have new ones. There were new adventures you planned on having. In heaven, that all will be sorted out.
There are relationships you have had with people in which you will be able to pick up where you last left off. That is what heaven will be like. That is what we have to look forward to in heaven.