Friday, August 8, 2014

The Table

'You prepare a table before me in the presence of
my enemies.'

The table is set, the dishes laid out, fork in hand,
the guest sits. Behind stands the Deceiver. "Do
you know where the food comes from? Doesn't
look that appetizing, does it? A little on the thin
side perhaps? Not quite what you are used to?
I've got a few side dishes to add and your favorite

But what is on this table? Provision, renewal,
sustenance, revival, purpose, direction, love,
laughter, peace, contentment...God provides;
I receive.

This table reminds me of many tables spoken of
in scripture. One story stands out. Elijah had taken
on the enemies of God and defeated them. A
woman threatens his life and Elijah runs until
he can run no more. He is more than tired. He
no longer wants to live. An Angel comes and
gives him bread and water. He sleeps.

'And the angel of the Lord came a second time and 
said, "Arise and eat for the journey is too great for
you." And he arose and ate and drank, and Elijah
went in the strength of that food forty days and 
forty nights.'

The table is set;
Jesus is Living Bread.
He is Living Water.

Reader, eat, drink and go in the strength of that meal!

Thankfulness Corner:
The setting sun is just above the mountain as we drive west.

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