From God’s Table To Ours – Adventures in Faith and Food

August 20,2010

Thanks for checking out my very first blog.  This is a test to see if a technically challenged grandmother can pull off such a thing.  Once a week, I’ll send out a short devotional type piece dealing with life as it’s dished out to us.  That may sound like a diet of onions and leeks, but we’ll actually be feasting on the Bread of Life.

Perhaps you’ve come to this blog feeling dog-tired and in need of a good night’s sleep.  Or you may feel stressed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within.  It is my prayer that God will serve you a cup of comfort and a dash of encouragement during our time together.  (A loose application of 2 Corinthians 7:5-6)

Oh, someone’s knocking.  Let’s put our ears to the door and listen.   “Look!  I stand at the door and knock.  If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”  Rev. 3:20 NLT

Yep, that’s Jesus and He wants to join us at the table of our hearts.  Is there a better way for family and friends to do life than to gather for fellowship and food?  I think not. So here goes.  Let’s sit down together, spread our fine linen napkins on our laps, and receive what God has for us—from His table to ours.

Oh, there is a matter of manners at our table.  If God serves us something we don’t like, let’s agree to take at least two bites every time He serves it.  We may discover a new flavor that not only pleases our palate, but is good for us, too.  By the way, let’s remember to thank Him for everything He brings to the table.  Indulge me, please.  I could be your mother, or your grandmother.

The menu for Devos and Dumplings will also include two sections on Recipes and Crumbs.  A new recipe, a tidbit of wisdom, or a good laugh can go a long way on a harried day.  Check them out.  Who knows what you might find under the table?

Now that the preliminary housework is done, I can’t think of a better way to begin our table talk than to focus on a series of God’s blessings.  After all, we say a blessing before we enjoy our meal, so why not consider God’s blessings as we ponder life? Click on Food for Thought for a taste sample of what’s to come.  By the way, feel free to post a comment.  It might be nice to know if anyone’s reading this besides my long-suffering and loyal family.  By the way, if you’d like to reserve a seat at the table every week, sign up in the subscription box upper right.  If you find this blog encouraging, feel free to share it with your friends. 