Monday, October 16, 2023

Come to His Table

By: Joanne Viola

I love a good salad. Many times when I go out to eat, a salad is my preference. There is nothing that says “Refreshing” or “Satisfying” like a salad. Picking around can uncover a treasure of ingredients and flavors and … enjoyment.

My conclusion has long been – a salad tastes best when prepared by someone else.

Or maybe, just maybe, any food tastes better and is more satisfying when prepared by someone other than ourselves.

Paying attention to the lyrics while cooking, the words settle in the kitchen:

“In a world so unstable
You keep setting a table here
Inviting me to rest in Your grace
To drink of all of Your goodness.”

(from If You Never, sung by Christy Nockels)

Our God keeps on setting a table for us, inviting us to come and sit with Him. He continually puts out the best, the choicest of foods so that our souls are satisfied, finding our satisfaction in Him alone.

“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink – even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk – it’s all free!
Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?
Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good, you will enjoy the finest food.”
(Isaiah 55:1-2, NLT)

The invitation is extended to everyone – “come”, “buy”, “eat”:

  • God offers that which can and will bring satisfaction, overwhelming satisfaction.
  • God brings an abundance to life.
  • God freely offers it all to all of us. Money is not required and the offer is available to everyone.

God promises our souls will delight in His provisions. The food which He serves us is better than anything we could provide for ourselves. It is food, spiritual food, which will transform our souls and our lives.

This daily call to His Table is a reminder that one day, He will call us to feast at the Table prepared for all the Church.

“Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.”
(Revelation 19:9, NLT)


God extends this offer to come to all. Has something kept you from coming to Him? Today may  you hear the invitation and come.


Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

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