Who are you to sit at the King’s table and eat? What gives you the right to be here?
Because you are a prince or princess of the King!
Have you ever had a meal with someone you didn’t know very well? I have. Sometimes it is painful, because we don’t know what to say or how to start a conversation. But I remind myself that if I stay long enough and make attempts at conversation – sometime soon it will not be so hard – the person will no longer be a stranger, but a friend.
Maybe that is what it will feel like to you as we sit at the table and FEAST. Take your time. You belong here with Christ and with your hungry travelers. May I suggest that this first day is spent reflecting on why we have a place at the table and who we are to the people seated around us.
John 1:12 I am a child of God.
John 15:15 I am Jesus’ chosen friend
Rom. 5:1 I am holy and acceptable to God
1 Cor. 3:16 I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him
1 Cor. 6:19,20 I have been bought with a price. I belong to God
1 Cor. 12:27 I am a part of Christ’s Body, part of His family
Eph. 1:1 I am a saint, a holy one
Eph. 1:5 I have been adopted as God’s child
Col. 1:14 I have been bought back and forgiven of all my sins
Col. 2:10 I am complete in Christ
Lord, I sit here reminding myself that I belong. That You desire my presence at Your table. I look forward to the time when I can sit in Your presence, completely silent (no words) and completely comfortable, because we are that close.