Feasting with Jesus

I love the fact that we eat together after New City’s worship service each week.  As I walk around the hall, I see that our table fellowship is full of laughter and good conversation.

Our weekly feasts are a reminder that God is preparing a really huge feast for us – a wedding feast!  Revelation 19:9 states:
‘And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”’

I can imagine that our Sunday evening meals are just a little preview of the “marriage supper of the Lamb.”  New City’s dinners are only a preview because I sometimes see tears and awkward conversations around the tables.

Thankfully, these will come to an end as every tear is wiped away and we’re unified in our worship of King Jesus.  But for now, these meals are important times for God’s people. Important as we build bonds together. Important because we feed hungry bodies. And important because they remind us of the coming meal we’ll have with Jesus. 

I give thanks for the time we have to feed our physical bodies after we’ve received spiritual nourishment.  My prayer is that the Spirit would be at work each Sunday – from the time we walk into the hall to set up, during our formal worship, through our meal and even as we clean up.

Join us on a Sunday evening for a meal with Jesus. Come hungry and by God’s grace, leave with your belly and your heart full.

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Chris Hatch

Seeking to love God and neighbor