Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Called to Share

On this mountain the LORD of hosts
will provide for all peoples
A feast of rich food and choice wines,
juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.
On this mountain he will destroy
the veil that veils all peoples,
The web that is woven over all nations;
he will destroy death forever.
The Lord GOD will wipe away
the tears from all faces;
The reproach of his people he will remove
from the whole earth; for the Lord has spoken.

On that day it will be said:
“Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!
This is the LORD for whom we looked;
let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!”
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.
(Isaiah 25:6-10)

God invites each of us to partake in a rich meal, a banquet of fine foods and good wine. It is an invitation to come to Him, to unite ourselves with Him, to eat His body and drink His blood. This invitation is given to us by God every single day and it is for everyone, not just a few lucky or chosen ones.

This message of inclusiveness is of growing importance to us as our global world continues to shrink. As followers of Jesus, each of us is called to play our role in building the kingdom of God. Each of us is called to invite all people to join in the feast.

In the course of this week, you may be invited to share a meal with someone or you may invite someone to join you for a meal. Who will you invite? What will you share? Will the meal nourish and uplift those around you?

Jesus has called us to live as He did. Would truly serving someone be a good way to start?

Peace and love,


"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. " (1 John 4:9-10)

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