Symbols are common in the Christian’s world.
A crown – royalty; victory
A dove – peace; the Holy Spirit
A door – opportunity or closure
Fire – glory of God; Holy Spirit
A cross – love, hope, redemption
But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in our world: The Table.
What we find in most ordinary homes was a place of extraordinary opportunities. This often unnoticed instrument of intimacy is where bread was broken, hearts opened, and lives shared. The table made outsiders friends. The table healed family fracture. The table is where the empty was filled.And the table is what Jesus invites us to partake in, yet, it is His challenge to all of us to take into the world around us.
In December, we return to a familiar topic for our church community in a new teaching series called, “Remember the Table.” Together, we partake of the hospitality of Jesus in order that we would go and “do likewise” (Luke 10:37).
Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:
- “A shared meal is the world’s oldest social network.” – Dr. Caroline Leaf
- Jesus interrupts what we are about to show us what He is about.
- If following Jesus doesn’t cost you anything, you may be more of a fan than a follower.
- You don’t need to have it all together to be around Jesus.
- If Jesus wanted you at your worst, why would you conclude that He is growing disinterested in you now?
- Your life bears fruit, not for yourself, but for others.
- Your life is a table; a place to invite those who need to partake of Jesus’ love.
Love you all! See you this Sunday!
BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…