• Jill Jarrell Newsome

Table Talk

I believe one of the most intimate things you can do is share a meal together. I love to share a meal with family and friends ! Sharing a meal, face-to-face, gives us the opportunity to bond and grow.

Throughout the Bible, mealtime was important for being together and enjoying each other. It was also a time for teaching. Sarah hosted the angels and Jesus changed water to wine for a wedding feast. In the New Testament, we see Jesus reclining at the table, often, during His early ministry. He engaged with real people and furthered His Kingdom work. Acts 2: 46-47, “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Jesus calls us to gather around His table to enjoy fellowship with Him and with our brothers and sisters.

Being a servant requires laying down your pride and taking up humility. It demands your time and requires you to be intentional. John 13: 34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” We are called to give ourselves to serving others. God wants us to be His hands and feet whether it is cooking, cleaning, knitting, teaching, singing, keeping the nursery, doing yard work, praying for others and the list goes on! .

Through our meals together, God can serve us generous helpings of His love and mercy. The table is a great place for our family and friends to come together. Who can you invite over to share a meal?


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