Feasting at the Lord’s Table

We often relegate children to the childrens’ table. Imagine what it must have been like to sit at the Lord’s “Children’s Table”

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As amazing as it seems to be, God allowed His glory to be seen by 74 men who would lead Israel. Imagine sitting down to a meal on the side of a mountain hosted by the Lord God Almighty! What a feast it must have been. As they sat or reclined as they did often, they looked above and they saw the feet of God and a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself. Yet in all of that God’s glory did not destroy them but in fact, they saw God, ate and drank with Him. This reminds us of the time when Jesus took the bread and the wine and shared it with the disciples at the Last Supper.

What it must have been like to see God in all of His holiness—even if was just His feet! Jesus washed the disciples’ feet; God fed the men and revealed His feet. Philip in his address to Jesus said: “show us the Father and we will be satisfied!” Yet Jesus said in return: “The person who has seen me has seen the Father!”

Although we have not literally seen Jesus we have seen Him in our own transformed life “for he is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence.” Peter reminded his readers: “You have not seen him but you love him. You do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.”  If you have experienced Jesus in all of His glory you have “seen” the Father as well.

Have you fed at the Lord’s Table today? 

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