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“Jesus replied, ‘Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.’” Mark 2:19

The Christian life is like an engagement. We are joyful and expectant as we prepare for the wedding feast of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7). We live knowing that Jesus, our bridegroom, is with us, so we can celebrate with him. There may be times of fasting, but these are the exceptions, and brief compared to our times of celebration. Our lives are filled with joy because we have the promise that a wedding is coming.