One of the things we do during our Sunday service is before the Lord’s supper, there is a slide presented with a scripture and a question for thought. Today’s scripture was Hebrews 1:3 & 8.
Along with the scripture was the question, “How might this Scripture relate to Communion?”
As a group of us were discussing this, there were several different points brought up. One was that a lot of times, we focus on Jesus and how much He loves us and what He has done for us, and we maybe kind of downplay God the Father and how He relates and fits into our redemption story. But Jesus was the very image of God on earth, showing us His love and character. Another point was we take communion at the table together here on occasion, but in heaven, we will sit at His table together forever.
So my brain started going to what it would look like to physically sit at God’s table in heaven. My mind conjured a huge table covered with a white tablecloth filled with dishes of delicious food. Seated all up and down are people who love each other and love spending time together.
Then I started thinking about the here and now. How we need to make sure we have places at our tables for those who we love, and for those who need love. For those we have a good time with, and for those who just need some time. For those who make us laugh, and for those who need to cry. For those who will return the hospitality, and for those who have nothing to give in return.
I was reminded of a poem I wrote a while back. I want people to know that my table is always open, and there is always room. It may not be as grand, as bountiful, as inviting as the one we will sit at in heaven. But I will do my best to show you God’s love. To be the avenue His Spirit uses to give you comfort, love, or guidance. Even if it is just a cup of coffee and an ear to bend. A campfire to sit by and just enjoy a moment of peace. Some goofy kids to entertain you and make you smile. Whatever it is you need, I hope you can find it here, at my table.
That’s so beautiful, Corri! What a genuine welcoming invitation! I hope I can take you up on it one of these days!! 😉 I believe that everything that’s in your poem, is straight from the heart of our Father. He really is inviting all of us, as personally as you are doing in your beautiful poem, to come break bread with him, to come sit and chat with him and eat and drink at his table and experience the limitless joy of his presence and be fully satisfied. Just as, when I read your poem, I felt like I have a friend I can count on, I saw how God wants us to know him as our friend! Wow! How beyond awesome is that?? That the Mighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, the Great Commander of angel armies, omnipotent, all powerful…He wants to be our close friend! Psalm 23: “The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd, I do not lack…you spread a table for me and I eat with you in the presence of my enemies and you give me all I can drink of you until my cup overflows.”
I love your poem, I love how it’s a glimpse into your heart which then reveals God’s heart! So powerful!
Thank you so much for the kind words! I hope you and your family are able to visit soon! I, too, love knowing that the Father has a place at His table for all of us, and all we have to to is accept His invitation and He will fill us. Christ is Living Water and the Bread of Life, and offers of Himself freely!