October 6, 2011
“Here on the mountain, God-of-the-Angel-Armies will throw a feast for all the people of the world, a feast of the finest foods, a feast with vintage wines, a feast of seven courses, a feast lavish with gourmet desserts.” Isaiah 25:6 (The Message Bible)
Most of the time, Glen and I “eat”—we don’t “dine.” Perhaps that comes from a farm background. By the end of the day, everyone was tired and wanted to eat, rest a while, and go to bed. Last Sunday night we celebrated our anniversary with friends. They spent time planning, preparing, and serving us a wonderful meal. The beef and shrimp kabobs were perfectly grilled, and the pleasure of eating the apple-wrapped pastry with caramel sauce made my taste buds say, “More, more!” Two hours after taking the first bite, we placed our napkins on the table and said our goodbyes. Dining had been a pleasure–not just something to keep our bodies strong.
God throws feasts for us and wants us to dine, not just eat. “Feast on the fine wine, lavish in the gourmet desserts.” When we feast with God, the pall of doom that hangs over us goes out with the dishwater.
Dear God, let us feast with you throughout the day—rejoicing and giving thanks for all you give us. Amen.