Can you find one of the many sheep who accepted the invitation to the wedding feast?
Can you find the two goats who went back to work instead of accepting the wedding feast? All the pink goats in The Wide Way pub too.
What do you think the pictures are trying to teach you about the Kingdom of God?
Sadly, there are a lot of people who will not be going to heaven for a bunch of silly reasons. There is a story in the Bible where God’s people, the Israelites, were complaining a lot to God. I mean a lot. God saved them from slavery and very hard labor but they just kept complaining. So God sent poisonous snakes among the Israelites. However, God let a guy named Moses make a special bronze sculpture of a snake and he put it on the end of a staff. God said if anyone is bit by a snake they only need to look at the bronze snake sculpture and they will be healed. They will not die.
How silly would you need to be to not look at the bronze sculpture? All they needed to do is look at it and they were healed. Can you imagine someone saying “I don’t believe it will heal me, so I won’t look.” “I’m too busy to look.” “Maybe I won’t die from the bite.” All of those excuses would seem silly. Yet, people make just as many silly excuses not to look to Jesus to be saved. All they need to do is look to Him and believe He will heal them of their sin. All they need to do is accept the wedding invitation and they get to party forever!
Read Matthew 22:1-14 again:
How are you different after reading these verses?
Dear Jesus, please help me to encourage others to look to You. Help me to love them really well so they know You care about them. Please help _______________________ (NOTE: name someone they know who is not looking to Jesus yet.) look to You to be saved. Help them to accept your invitation to eternal life through Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.