On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. Isaiah 25:1 I thoroughly enjoy imagining Isaiah’s vision of “the table” in the end time when God’s Kingdom is fully present. Amid the richness of the food and drink, and the end of death and suffering, I find great joy in the inclusivity of it all. In the end there will be no competition for whose Go
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it." - Hebrews 13:2 When I was about 10 years old, I encountered hunger up close for the first time. I had gone to downtown Chicago with family friends, my godparents' family, for an event and we had stopped for pizza afterward. They had a daughter, Erica, about my age and I frequently went over to play and was part of the family in many ways. We ordered more than
As an adult visiting developing countries, I see there too, the importance of growing food. Droughts, hurricanes, and other natural disasters create dire circumstances in areas of subsistence farming. In Guatemala, it is also important for families to learn about nutrition, as children are often malnourished because they eat only corn tortillas, which are filling but do not include everything needed to be healthy. Seeing hunger and malnutrition up close makes the prayer “give
Growing up, we think of sitting at the table as a place to receive nourishment or essentially food. The table is also a place to play games with your siblings, do homework, have a conversation with your mom, invite friends in for dinner or during Christmas, decorate cookies. We are all welcome at this table and always have a chair open for whoever would like to join in.
There is another table that we all have a place at. It is God’s table. When we think about God’s t