Remember days of old, where family style dining was popular. Everyone gather around the table on those special occasions holding hands and giving thanks to God for the family. That scene reminds me of the television show, “The Waltons.” A family of ten jelled together through misfortune, love, and hope around the kitchen table. I never experienced family style dining until I had children of my own. I love it! At dinnertime, we share our emotions, our wants, and our faults. We become one during our meal.
What would family style dining would be like if we brought a little Heaven to our table.
Imagine elegantly set China place settings before each family member. Everyone around the table all dressed up. A large centerpiece of roses in the middle of the table. Can you see it? Someone would begin by saying, “please pass me hope,” whereas another would ask for “mercy.” “I’ll take a little forgiveness, please.” Wow! What a meal!
Grab yourself a bowl from God’s family style dining. What would you ask for?