Invitation To A Feast

by Sep 8, 2017Easy and Light

Invitation To A Feast

In Jerusalem, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat.

Isaiah 25:6 (NLT)

Ilove breakfast food. Pancakes dripping with syrup, French toast with fruit compote, hash browns, scones, muffins and, of course, bacon! My favorite of all, though, is a good omelet, made to order, with cheese, mushrooms, bacon, spinach and tomatoes. Yum! The problem, though, is that I rarely eat any of these for my actual breakfast. I’m usually dashing out the door after grabbing a cup of yogurt or a granola bar. In my hurry, I substitute minimal nourishment for the feast that I’d prefer. I often treat God’s word the same way. I know that I need it to sustain my soul, just like I need breakfast to sustain my body; but more often than I’d like, I end up rushing through a few verses the way I scarf down my yogurt. Yet God longs for me to feast on his word, as if I was invited to a lavish breakfast with all my favorite foods.
Lord, continue to give us a hunger for your word. May we chew on your precepts, savor each morsel and digest your truths. Thank you for the abundant feast that you provide.

This week, I’ve been meditating on some of the word pictures used to describe scripture. Psalm 19 describes the word of God as “sweeter than honey” dripping from the honeycomb. David tells God “You satisfy me more than the richest feast” (Psalm 63:5). The above verses in Isaiah describe a delicious banquet for all. God’s word is more than just nourishment – it is rich, sweet, delicious, abundant and completely satisfying. It’s better than the best omelet in the world, and made-to-order every day. We are all invited to eat our fill.

Now that we are back in our school schedule, I’ve resolved to be intentional about feasting on God’s word. Practically speaking, this looks like protecting my time spent with him in the morning, and listening to audio scripture instead of the radio on my way to work. I want to take him up on his invitation, every day. How about you?

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