You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ (Galatians 3:26-27).
You show up to the wedding dressed in cutoff jeans and a pair of flip flops.
There is no way you’re getting in wearing that nonsense.
But hold on, someone is coming. It’s the bridegroom. He smiles at you as though he were really glad to see you, as if you weren’t a total embarrassment in your grubbiosity. He takes off his tuxedo jacket and drapes it around your boney shoulders and your grimy T-shirt. Then he turns to the attendant and says, “It’s OK…this one’s with me.
And just like that, you’re in.
And you, who have never really belonged anywhere, belong here.
Happy Friday, Beloved.