I often think about things. I like to get deep. I really think about things. Looking at this picture, try to ignore what KIND of food it is. Don’t worry about what it is. Just let it represent something. When we’re done here, you can come back and try to figure out what it is. Eating with others is an intimate act. I think that’s why so many dates revolve around eating. Imagine this table is the Master’s table. You and Jesus are sitting down to a meal.
When I sit down with my family to eat, whether it be a regular supper or a big meal like Thanksgiving, things are shared. We share stories, memories, and life. It’s one of my favorite things to do, because when you’re done you feel full and loved.
Imagine you’re sitting at this table with Jesus. Just you and him. I like to think the same things would happen. Maybe he’d share a story about a time you made him proud. You’d share a story about how he came through for you when nothing and no one else could. You’d laugh and maybe shed a tear remembering who he is and what he’s done. When you’re finished you leave the table feeling completely full and completely loved.
The cares of life are great and they will burden you to the point of breaking if you don’t take time to sit at the Master’s table with him. Let him feed you with his word. There is nothing like it. I love how many times in the bible food is used. Think about it. Jesus feeds 5000 (not counting women and children) and one of the last things Jesus does is have the last supper, which was Passover. Every time Jesus is eating, he’s sharing something life changing. There is a lesson.
When you sit down to eat you let your guard down and you open up. You are more likely to hear what the other person is saying and really listen. I urge you today, take a seat at the Master’s table. Get out your bible. Go find the places where Jesus is eating with people. Find the lessons there. Allow him to speak to you. Allow him to be proud of you, even if you think there is nothing to be proud of. Let your guard down and sup with him. Really sup with him. Get down to the nitty gritty. Pray like you never have. Open up like you never have. Let him heal the hurts.
Finally, one of the things I love to think about most is the marriage supper of the lamb. People ask, are we really going to eat? Is it literal? Is it metaphorical? What does this represent. I like to think it is very literal. One day we will sit down WITH JESUS in his kingdom. We will dine with him and we’ll all share our stories of how HE brought us to that place. It will be one of the most amazing times. All of our earthly cares and worries will be gone and we’ll be with him forever. Get started now. Go, he’s waiting at the table.