Back to the Table
Symbols are common in the Christian’s world.
A crown represents royalty or victory. A dove represents peace or the Holy Spirit. A door represents an opportunity or closure. Fire represents the glory of God or the Holy Spirit. A cross represents love, hope and redemption.
But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in our world: the table.
The table is a place of extraordinary opportunity. This often unnoticed instrument of intimacy is where bread is broken, hearts are opened, and lives are shared. The table makes outsiders into friends. The table heals family fractures. The table is where the empty is filled. The table is what Jesus invites us to partake in, yet, it is also His challenge to all of us to take the table practices of Jesus into the world.
In November, we go to Back to the Table in a new teaching series.