Earthly weddings are a forerunner of what you will experience in heaven. A long receiving line of guests who want to hug the bride and congratulate the groom is formed after the wedding vows are completed. Following that time of greeting, many times there is a sit down reception dinner.
When you reach heaven, there will be a reception line of saints who you have loved and many that you have witnessed to while you were on Earth. I will kiss you, My bride, and later you will enjoy the reception dinner I have prepared for you.
Just before Stephen entered heaven when he was being stoned, he saw Me standing to receive him. My Word says that I am seated on the right hand of My Father, but on that special day I stood up to give honor to My dear servant Stephen. All the saints and angels also stood and gave him a roaring ovation. What happened that day when Stephen entered My heavenly realm will be repeated when you and each of My saints finally see Me face to face.
MARK 14:62; ACTS 7:55-56