You are at a restaurant with your friends and you and your friends have ordered your meals.
One by one their food comes, but you’re still waiting for yours.
Some of them tease you about not having any food, saying you must be starving.
Some of them offer you bits and pieces of their meal.
You help them enjoy their meals by passing the sauce and salt on the table.
But where is your food? It is still being prepared in the kitchen.
Every time the waiter comes out you hope it’s your food, but no, it turns out it’s for someone else.
All your friends are almost on dessert but your main course is still no where to be seen.
Suddenly, the Head Chef Himself comes out and brings you your meal and He apologies for the wait and to compensate you for the wait He gives you twice as much and in addition you get your meal for free.
Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. Isaiah 61:7 (NIV)