And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
– John 6:35
It’s time to feast. We gather around tables with family and friend to count blessings and stuff ourselves with goodness. Some have the opportunity to play host … some partake as a guest … all have the opportunity to thank The Host.
When considering hospitality, He is the ultimate host. He provides a never-ending bounty of blessings and a life of abundance. He graciously plans and prepares the full course of our progression. He is perfect, merciful and deeply loves the work and those He serves.
Let us be the guest who is grateful throughout the entire meal. Let us thank our Host for every detail, for every bite and every arranged setting.
“Thanksgiving – giving thanks in everything – prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.” ― Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
I witnessed a cheerful guest, full of thanksgiving for Mother Nature’s harvest: A squishy squirrel sitting atop a wooden post with a mushroom morsel in his grip and a tummy testifying of his fullness. He nibbled with contentment, not at all stirred by my creeping closer. Too full from his feast to move, he was a literal stuffed animal – and the “fat and happy” sight continues to leave smile lines on my face.
Likewise, The Host smiles as we grow from partaking of His feast. He fills with joy as we enjoy all that He prepares. And we know He offers much more than morsels! We are promised that if we come and feast on His words at His table, we shall never hunger; and as we believe in His generous plan we shall never thirst.
Our fullness results because He IS the feast.
Truly, by fully partaking of Him and His bounty, we will become like that squirrel – filled with contentment. We will not be stirred by the creeping figures in our midst. We will not move from Him and His table halfway through the meal. We will stay with Him, with our fullness testifying of His quality. We will live an abundant life. We will grow fat and happy in a most wonderful, eternal way.
Does it make you hungry just thinking about it?
Can you almost taste it?
I’m spiritually salivating …
Let’s join His table together. Let’s be sure to save everyone a seat. Together, let’s feast!
Insight & Inspiration:
Ephesians 3:19 – “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”
John 10:10 – “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
It’s time to feast.
He has prepared the fullness.
Let us show our thanks to Him by identifying areas of His gospel that we can dish up a more heaping serving. Also, let’s extend the abundant life to others, by inviting more guests to His table.