“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine— the best of meats and the finest of wines.” ~Isaiah 25:6
What a beautiful picture Isaiah paints for us as believers in the Lord. God serves only the very best of food and drink to His beloved, His children. As believers this is the feast we are longing for, the eternal feast that we share with one another in Heaven as we worship and sing praises to God forever and ever. The author of the pamphlet I am using as a guide suggests that we think of a meal that we have shared in with a large community. Every summer I am privileged to attend my family reunion with my moms family and relatives. I have been attending these reunions my whole life, as far back as my memory allows. My mom had a big family, she was 1 of 8 children, I have been fortunate to grow up close to my aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, grandparents and I can even remember knowing my great-grandparents. Every July we meet at a State Park and everyone brings food and we have a huge feast of all kinds of food, definitely all the country comfort foods like fried chicken, homemade noodles, rolls, desserts, salads, it’s an endless variety a favorite foods. Our family has not slowed in helping replenish the earth (lol) that’s for sure. It’s more than a foodies gathering, it’s a time of reconnection and catching up and sharing stories, accomplishments and meeting new family additions. None of this will compare to the feast that God has planned for His children, for you and me! The church I attend has congregational meals from time to time throughout the year and it’s wonderful to share a meal with one another. Much like a family reunion, these meals are shared with my larger family of brothers and sisters in Christ. Imagine, one day we will all be dining together at Christ table sharing in the Feast of Victory! There is one other meal I would like to share with you, every week my church shares in communion of wine and bread, it’s an intimate feast shared with one another reminding us of the sacrifice that Jesus willingly made so we could be reconciled with God. His sacrifice on the cross paid the debt for all our sins. Nothing compares to the love that Jesus has for us. Always make room at the table for others and share the love of Jesus!
Breath Prayer: Jesus, open our hearts, set a banquet in our midst.
Encountering God Through Art, Prophetic Art, “The Banquet Table” by Andrea Riley
~Blessings and Peace~