Table Grace

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1 Samuel 9 - on David bringing Mephibosheth to his table

Matt 26:19: “I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

Jesus makes clear that this Table is connected with His Father’s Kingdom. This table shows us many things about that Kingdom. It shows the unity and fellowship we have restored to us with God. It shows we are adopted into His family, to sit at His family table. It shows the sacrifice Jesus made to make all this happen, in broken body and shed blood. It shows we are dependents of His, for our food and drink. It shows He is dependable, as we come week after week, and He always provides. It shows the kindness and provision of a tender Father. It shows the expectation we have of the fulfilled kingdom, like expecting a meal when you’re really hungry, and smelling the aromas wafting over from the kitchen – so does Jesus long to drink with us anew in His renewed kingdom.

This table shows us many things. Like David, Jesus wants to show us God’s kindness. And here it is.


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