The Richest of Fare…and a Table set for Us
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!” Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.” Isaiah 55:1-2
Fare should be capitalized here…as this fare, this banquet table is JESUS! When we have the tastebuds of our heart re-oriented and set on what is true…on what is sweet & good, we are led to Jesus, our table in the presence of enemies (Psalm 23:5). Jesus comes to us in our disordered desires and confused understandings and gives us HIMself.
We at Harvest USA have the amazing opportunity to enter into conversations with people week after week and to experience Jesus bringing peace where turmoil has been reigning. He reigns and rains into thirsty hearts who come to Him in the midst of deserts, of unholy attachments and behaviors that have left them unsatisfied, and experiencing a “continual lust for more”. Ephesians 4:19.
This Christmas season you may be invited to many types of tables…to snack, graze, feast. If sexual sin, emotional idolatry, additive life-dominating menus are what you’ve been ordering from, Jesus invites you to come to Him in response to His invitation to delight in the richest of fare. There IS hope for you to taste and see and know that He is good!