February 7 – Everyday Gospel – Feast

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“When my friend Peter turned eighty, his son took him out for a birthday meal. His son is a top surgeon, so they went to a top restaurant. Peter told me that none of the menus had prices except his son’s. It was a sumptuous, delicious, perfect banquet—and an expensive one. But God will provide a lavish feast to surpass any five-star restaurant. What’s more, God’s menu also has no prices on it, because the price has already been paid through the precious blood of Jesus. Now we are invited to feast without money:

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. (Isa. 55:1–2)”

~ Tim Chester from A Meal With Jesus

What an incredible picture of the Gospel!

I love food. Jesus loved food. In fact, one of the accusations leveled against Jesus was that He was a glutton. If you look at the ministry of Jesus you’ll find He did a lot of ministry around food. Over and over again we see Jesus at the table with all sorts of people.

Jesus even left a meal for us to remember Him by – the Lord’s Supper.

But the ultimate feast will be the one we share with Jesus at the end of this age, when He sets all things back to perfect and invites us to the banquet of a lifetime. The Bible calls it “The Wedding feast of the Lamb”.

Today’s Good News is we don’t have to wait until then to begin enjoying a good meal. We can gather with our friends and enjoy each other’s company. We can laugh, talk, eat, and think about how great it is to gather with friends and family.

I cannot wait to experience the Wedding Feast when that day comes, but I’m also glad we can get a foretaste of that day right now. So, gather your friends, pull up a chair and enjoy everything the table brings to this life. Jesus invites us to celebrate this life together – and that’s Good News.

 

#EverydayGospel

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