Preparing the Feast

In the book of Psalms and then in the book of John, Jesus is described as a good shepherd. As our shepherd, Jesus sets before us a banquet feast:
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

Psalm 23:5

The following song beautifully speaks of this feast:

Come To the Table

We all start on the outside
The outside looking in
This is where grace begins
We were hungry, we were thirsty
With nothing left to give
Oh the shape that we were in
Just when all hope seemed lost
Love opened the door for usHe said come to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Come to the tableCome meet this motley crew of misfits
These liars and these thiefs
There’s no one unwelcome here
So that sin and shame that you brought with you
You can leave it at the door
Let mercy draw you nearCome to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Come to the tableTo the thief and to the doubter
To the hero and the coward
To the prisoner and the soldier
To the young and to the older
All who hunger, all who thirst
All the last and all the first
All the paupers and the princes
All who fail you’ve been forgiven
All who dream and all who suffer
All who loved and lost another
All the chained and all the free
All who follow, all who lead
Anyone who’s been let down
All the lost you have been found
All who have been labeled right or wrong
To everyone who hears this songOoh
Come to the table
Come join the sinners you have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior
Sit down and be set free
Oooh
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Come to the table
Just sit down and rest a while
Just sit down and rest a while
Come to the tableSongwriters: DAVE FREY, BEN GLOVER, BEN MCDONALD
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP
For non-commercial use only.

Jesus, in the same way you lavish your love upon me, may I have the strength and ability to lavish your love upon those around me who seem least to deserve it. Those who’ve hurt me. Those who’ve rejected you. May I be willing to share your feast filled with grace with not only the hurting, disenfranchised, and downtrodden around me but also with my enemies. In Jesus’s name, amen.

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Robin💗

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