Five Minute Friday (on Monday): table

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;

Thine unction grace bestoweth;

And, O! what transports of delight

From Thy pure chalice floweth!

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He feeds me.

He anoints me with grace.

He gives me to drink from the river of His delights.

Among our wedding gifts is a cutting board bearing Psalm 34:8: “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!”

I display it in our kitchen, and I reckon it no accident that God made food with such variety in flavor, texture, color, scent. Oh, yes, He means to delight us here: common grace to us dust-made creatures. But that is only part of it. He also means to point us to delights yet to come: special grace to us heaven-bound souls.

If you, then, being evil, He seems to whisper, know how to spread good tables for your children,
 how much more will your Father who is in heaven . . . .?

He bids us come, thirsty ones, to His waters; He bids us, poverty-stricken, come buy and eat what is good.

For Christ has declared Himself to be the Bread of life; whoever comes to this table shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Him shall never thirst.

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Linking up with Kate Motaung to write on her Five Minute Friday prompt: table. The “Table” button above takes you to her site.

©2015 by Stacy Crouch

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