The Table

This photo filled my screen today as I read a thoughtful article from my favorite magazine. It's beautiful for so many reasons. featured-dc-womens-march-darlingPhoto Cred.

But these words struck me: "A Place at the Table for All."

Debate floods my Facebook feed, I'm sure I'm no exception. It's been exhausting and it feels sort of like every single time I try to watch a horror movie with Steve. I know I shouldn't watch. I know it'll keep me up at night. But alas, I can't stop my creeping eyes from peeking out from under my blanket.

I've read so.many.articles. From both political parties and everywhere in between. I'm a sucker for blogs and opinions and I love to learn.

But true confession: One of my biggest personality traits is altruism. I was pretty naive because I didn't realize millions of people uniting for a seemingly positive cause dear to their hearts would be an issue. I genuinely thought, FINALLY something we can all agree on- women's empowerment! People standing for something they believe in, regardless of political affiliation. Surely everyone will love this! I now hear Leslie Knope whispering: "Oh Whit, you beautiful, sophisticated, naive newborn baby."

However, my naivety is not what this post is about. It's about that concept: "A place at the Table for All." Isn't that a beautiful picture? And you know what's great, we didn't come up with that idea.

Isaiah 25:6 describes a scene when all the believers are gathered together at the Lord's Table. Jesus returns and rescues all his kids.

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare     a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—     the best of meats and the finest of wines.

It's beautiful. I imagine it'll be a colorful table, filled with people from every race, ethnicity, political background, etc. I imagine it'll be a place where super broken people feel safe and welcome. A place where people, all people feel home.

So today, in the midst of so much division, my heart longs for that day when there is a place at the Table for All.

It's been a long couple weeks, folks. Consider this your go ahead to get a large latte.

-W

 

**My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of any of the organizations of which I am affiliated**