"And yet there is room." - Luke 14:22
Room! where, and for whom? Room in the gospel of salvation, and for
poor perishing sinners, in the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Room in the heart of God the Father, in the love, grace, mercy, and
peace of God the Son, and in the teachings, influences, and fellowship
of God the Holy Ghost. Room in the plentiful provisions of grace, the
calls of the gospel, the ministration of the word and ordinances in the
house of prayer. "Whosoever will," is the gracious invitation; whosever
feels his heart made willing in the day of God's power, "let him come
and take of the water of life freely." Lord, is there room for me?
Thousands, and tens of thousands have found room through thy grace
inclining them to come; and yet the scripture sweetly saith again this
day, "And yet there is room." Oh give me grace to see that I am one of
the invited, one of the happy number that hath found room; and from
experiencing the blessed fulness, riches, grace, suitableness, and all-
sufficiency in the blood and righteousness of Jesus for poor sinners, I
may proclaim everywhere around that others may find the same; that yet
there is room. And Oh Lord! grant, that while yet there is room,
multitudes that are ready to perish may come. And then all thy royal
guests whom thou bringest to thy banquet, and who find room in all the
mercies of Jehovah for redemption here below, will find room in the
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.