The table is set, it’s covered with the best food, will you come and eat?
‘Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.’
What is this table, what is this feast, is it not Christ Jesus, the living bread, the Word?…
‘And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’
Will you not come to the table of God’s Word, will you not pick up your Bible today friend and eat of the Living Bread that is Christ and feast upon His love and mercy and lovingkindness even to you and to me!
And this feast friend, it’s not just for those quiet moments it’s for during the busyness of your day because the table is prepared and the food is ready, all day every single day.
And what is even more wonderful, is that God prepares it with such tender care in the presence of our enemies. When the battle is fierce against us and the enemy at our backs we can rest in and feast upon Christ and have our strength renewed.
This table was prepared with sacrificial love, a love so great and so immeasurable.
The price? Christ’s own heart’s blood.
Who is invited? It’s for sinners friends, for those who feel their need, who know their unworthiness, yet long for a sweet taste, maybe for the first time, or once again to taste of His love.
And Dear Heart, it’s so full and free that the vilest sinner can come and eat and be satisfied. Come and be satisfied with a love that will hold you fast, now and for eternity and that will sustain you, time after time, every single step of the way, if only you’ll come.
At this table, God will anoint our heads with oil, He will take care of us and refresh us and fill our cup so full of all His goodness, His abounding love, His amazing Grace, His mercy and truth, that it overflows. He will fill us with all that we need to sustain us for the next moments of our journey homeward.
He will fill our hearts with songs, even in the night…
‘For the joy of the LORD is your strength.’ Even in the battle, even in the night, even in the storm.
To feast upon Christ, to sit at this table, is to find a place of peace and calm, even when the storm rages.
THIS is the abundant life, the life of following the Good Shepherd.
Oh, sweet Friend, precious Soul, will you come, or are you going to excuse yourself from feasting at the table prepared for you today?
Friend, we may come and feast at this this table as often as we like, getting a little glimpse of what it will be like to feast with Him at last in Heaven. Where there will be no more enemies to harass us and every tear shall be wiped away and it will be all love and joy and peace for evermore.
‘He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.’
Psalm 23:5, John 1:14, Neh 8:10, Songs 2:4,