“The Banquet Table” emerged out of what once was a devotion that I sent to several of my friends and family. I played with the idea of a blog for quite some time, but the dreaded question of “What would I call it?” ultimately defeated my efforts before they began.
The spark that inspired me to go to the banquet table was found in my reading of John Piper’s Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. In describing why he wrote his book he said this,
“And I have discovered that the banquet tastes far sweeter when I eat it with the widows of Samaria than when I hoard it in the desert…The motive for writing this book is the desire to double my joy in God’s banquet of grace by sharing it with as many as I can. I write this to you that my joy might be full.”
Piper, John, Desiring God: Mediations of a Christian Hedonist, Revised Edition, (New York: Random House Inc, 2011) 290
His purpose brought clarity to the real reason why I wanted to even create a blog in the first place: to share the meditations of my own heart on the sweet delight of God’s Word! In my walk with Christ I have found the words of the Psalmist to ring true in my heart, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103). I have found them to be even sweeter when I share them with others!
I love to cook and it brings me great joy to set a meal on the table and enjoy it with my family at our long dinner table. So this blog is an invite to both my brothers and sisters in Christ, and also to the stranger that doesn’t know the Lord, to come to the table and eat with me. Let us come to the banquet table together to feast upon the life giving, sweetness of God’s Word through his son, Jesus Christ, so that our joy might be full together!
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To Him be glory forever, Amen!” Romans 11:36