“And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.”
There have been several times throughout the years of my travels when I wanted to get an earlier flight so that I could spend a few more hours with my family. My custom when this happens is to call the airlines and find out if there is still room on an earlier flight. Most of the time the agent will say, “Mr. Domelle, there is still room for you on this flight.” Every once in awhile they will say, “Mr. Domelle, there is still plenty of seats available on this flight. You should be able to take the earlier flight.”
This is what happened in the verse above. A certain man prepared to have a great supper. When all the preparations were made, he sent his servant to bid people to come to the supper. To his amazement, many people gave excuses as to why they couldn’t come. When his servant came back to tell the good man the excuses people gave him, he told him to “Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.” After the servant had gone through all the streets and lanes of the city, he came back to the good man and said, “Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.”
One day there will be a great supper made by our LORD called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. God wants everyone to be at this supper. When I look at this parable, several observations come to mind as to the need of all the room that is available.
First, the reason there is room is because some are lazy. God wants everyone to come to this supper. There is not a select few whom He has invited to this wedding, but the invitation is for all who will accept the Saviour. Stop using the excuse that God only has a select few to come to the wedding and get busy inviting all who will come.
Second, the reason there is room is because too many have tried to prequalify what type of person should be at this wedding. I’m afraid many Christians have fallen for what type of people we should go after to fill our churches. Christian, God is not interested in the financial class of a person, but He is interested in their soul. Instead of just going after the businessman or the financially stable person, go after everyone. Instead of only going after the poor because they are “easier” to reach, go into the whole city. Broaden your vision and witness to everyone because everyone has a soul that will either go to Heaven or Hell.
Third, the reason there is room is because a few are doing the work of many. It is interesting that one servant was sent to invite. Where were the other servants? Had all of the servants gone to invite, maybe the supper would have been filled with guests. Sadly, it is always a few trying to reach the lost instead of every Christian going after the lost. Let me remind you of Luke 10:2 which says, “…The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” The room problem is a labourer problem. We will see more people saved if everyone will go. Let me ask you, when is the last time you led someone to Jesus Christ? Are you part of the room problem? Don’t just rejoice when you see others lead someone to Christ, but be a part of the labor force that is aggressively trying to reach the lost for Jesus Christ.