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:
- Hypocrisy is the gap between what show and who we really are.
- In the presence of every dark moment is the promise of a morning to come.
- What if we loved people not based upon what they could be but who they are as the imago dei (image of God)?
- The presence of God’s grace is greater than the power of my failures.
- Jesus knows everything we will ever do, and He still invites us to his table.
Love you all! See you this Sunday!
BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…