“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.“
Psalms 23:4-5 NASB
I’ve talked at other times about the first verse in this passage—about how the path of righteousness will take us through the valley of the shadow of death. But what does the banquet on this road look like?
As a person who loves table settings, I picture a beautifully set, long table with gorgeous linens and fine china. (I’ll stop at those vague details.) But in the last few weeks God has shown me the beautiful faces of friends and family who bring their best dishes, heirloom silver and lovingly crafted foods. Then they sit down with me and speak heartfelt prayers of protection, healing and comfort. Then they clean up after the meal!😉
Do you know someone needing this? Here is just one example of what it looks like, sent in the form of a private message:
“I can only imagine the strain both mental and physical.
Hey if u need anything…Anything at all let me know.
To tired 2 cook….. say “Jill” I just can’t tonight… I’ll whip something up…Cleaning seem overwhelming…. call me I’ll help.
Seriously…anything u need.”
Maybe you can “only” pray, or “just” cook, or “only” be with…this is enough. The banquet table has many chairs, and each one is to be filled by a different guest who brings their unique dish to this dinner of life. 🚦
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