The Table is Spread


When I was preparing for Christmas Eve dinner at my home, I was working around the kitchen, and since the kids weren’t home yet, I also set the dinner table, complete with tablecloth, cloth napkins, my good dishes, glassware, and silverware, and matching serving bowls and platters. It’s about the only time I ever set the table.

The dining table, chairs, and china cabinet are new to me, from an estate sale, so I decided with the table all set and looking so pretty, I would take a picture of it, with the china cabinet in the background.. Of course, I meant to take a picture of the family after we were seated, but with all the commotion, I forgot.

We got a few good pictures of Christmas gift exchange, and when I uploaded the pictures to Facebook to show my friends, I also posted the picture of the table. For a description, I posted, “The table is set, dinner is ready, and I’m just waiting for the kids to get home.”

Just waiting for the family to get home.

“A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ Luke 14:16-17 NKJV

There’s an old gospel song, “Jesus has the table spread where the saints of God are fed, He invites His chosen people, Come and dine. With His manna He doth feed and supplies our every need, Oh, ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!” (Come and Dine, Charles B. Widmeyer, public domain, 1907)

Jesus has been preparing a place for you, for all of  us who believe, a place in heaven that’s just waiting for God’s children. We will all sit down at the table of the Marriage Supper of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

Jesus told His disciples in John 14:2, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

He’s ready and waiting for the Family of God to come home.