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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Table.

The word brings to mind the image of the last supper Jesus had with His disciples. Gathered around the table was the one one who doubt, the one who would deny, and the one who would betray Him.

Yet they all had a place at His table.

The familiar tune and words begin to flood my thoughts:

“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now.”

(from the hymn, “Come and Dine”)

It is to the table He still calls me to come and dine. To my ordinary tables with my coffee and Bible spread open before me, I can feast on His Word and find life, hope, and peace for all my needs.

“Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
Oh, ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!”

(from the hymn, “Come and Dine”)

His table is the place where no one is kept out because they have strayed or messed up. His table is where all wandering ends and we come home.

“Come and dine.” The disciples came to land,
Thus obeying Christ’s command,
For the Master called unto them, “Come and dine”;
There they found their heart’s desire,
Bread and fish upon the fire;
Thus He satisfies the hungry every time.”

(from the hymn, “Come and Dine”)

Even after He was doubted, denied, and betrayed, Jesus bid His disciples:

“Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish.” (John 21:12-13, NLT)

And He still bids us to come and dine at His table:

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.” (Isaiah 55:2, NKJV)

His Table …
where every need is met and
every heart is satisfied.


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