When these days were over, the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days, in the enclosed garden of the king’s palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest who were in the citadel of Susa.
6 The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones.
7 Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant, in keeping with the king’s liberality.
8 By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink with no restrictions, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.
Reflection. In case the wealth and power and banqueting in the passage is not enough, the King had already been displaying his wealth by hosting major feasting events for the previous 180 days! There is wealth and there is extreme wealth, and there was a reason for this show. Imagine yourself being invited to an event like this and seeing power on display. It would be exciting and a little scary as well.
Now imagine the feast of the greatest King to which we are all invited. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords has extended an invitation to join him at THE feast. It will be amazing and we will be there in awe and wonder and thanksgiving and praise and absolutely no fear whatsoever.
Prayer. Lord Jesus today I pray for (insert a Find One name) who has not yet responded to your to the feast. Amen.